Thebes

[theebz]
noun
  1. 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.
  2. 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

thebe

[te-be]
noun
  1. an aluminum coin and monetary unit of Botswana, the 100th part of a pula.

Boeotia

[bee-oh-shuh]
noun
  1. a district in ancient Greece, NW of Athens. Capital: Thebes.
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Historical Examples of thebes

  • Who drove us into the arms of Athens, when we were hard pressed by the tyranny of Thebes?

  • In Thebes, in Palmyra, his will and mind have become old and dilapidated as they.

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • On reaching Thebes the troops encamped outside the city, round the gymnasium.

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  • Nor was Thebes an exception; for was not the governor a brother of Agesilaus?

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  • They were to be the most majestic and the most beautiful to be found in Thebes.

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British Dictionary definitions for thebes

Thebes

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

Boeotia

noun
  1. 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

Thebe

noun
  1. 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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