Thebes

[ theebz ]
/ θibz /
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noun

an ancient city in Upper Egypt, on the Nile, whose ruins are located in the modern towns of Karnak and Luxor: a former capital of Egypt.
a city of ancient Greece, in Boeotia: a rival of ancient Athens.
Related formsThe·ba·ic [thi-bey-ik] /θɪˈbeɪ ɪk/, adjectiveThe·ban [thee-buh n] /ˈθi bən/, adjective, noun

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thebe

[ te-be ]
/ ˈtɛ bɛ /

noun

an aluminum coin and monetary unit of Botswana, the 100th part of a pula.

Definition for thebes (3 of 3)

Boeotia

[ bee-oh-shuh ]
/ biˈoʊ ʃə /

noun

a district in ancient Greece, NW of Athens. Capital: Thebes.
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British Dictionary definitions for thebes (1 of 3)

Thebes

/ (θiːbz) /

noun

(in ancient Greece) the chief city of Boeotia, destroyed by Alexander the Great (336 bc)
(in ancient Egypt) a city on the Nile: at various times capital of Upper Egypt or of the entire country

British Dictionary definitions for thebes (2 of 3)

Boeotia

/ (bɪˈəʊʃɪə) /

noun

a region of ancient Greece, northwest of Athens. It consisted of ten city-states, which formed the Boeotian League, led by Thebes: at its height in the 4th century bcModern Greek name: Voiotia

British Dictionary definitions for thebes (3 of 3)

Thebe

/ (ˈθiːbɪ) /

noun

astronomy an inner satellite of Jupiter discovered in 1979

Word Origin for Thebe

C20: named after Thebe, mythical queen of Thebes
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