Alternative forms edit
- Thêbes (dated)
From Ancient Greek Θῆβαι (Thêbai), from two different sources. The name of the Greek city is further derived from Ionic-Attic Θήβη (Thḗbē), from Mycenaean Greek 𐀳𐀣 (te-qa /Tʰēgʷā/), from Proto-Hellenic *Tʰēgʷā, while the name of the Egyptian city is from Egyptian Demotic tꜣ-jpy (literally “the temple”), with the second component from earlier Egyptian
Proper noun edit
- A city in central Greece, the capital city of Boeotia and an important political centre in antiquity.
- An ancient city and archaeological site in Upper Egypt, having functioned as capital city at times during the Middle Kingdom and New Kingdom.
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