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Homeric toponym (Odyssee IX.95, XXIII.311).

From Λῐ́βῠς (Líbus) +‎ (), from the name of the Libu, a tribal people of North Africa, attested in Egyptian inscriptions of the 13th century BC as rbw

         

and as 𐤋𐤁𐤉 (lby) in later Punic inscriptions.

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Proper nounEdit

Λῐβῠ́η (Libúēf (genitive Λῐβῠ́ης); first declension

  1. Libya
  2. northwestern Africa
  3. Africa

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Proper nounEdit

Λιβύη (Livýif

  1. Libya

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