See also: thebes and Thêbes

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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

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(jpt, (inner sanctum of) a temple) (cf. jpt-swt and pꜣ-n-jpt).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /θibz/
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  • Rhymes: -ibz

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Thebes

  1. A city in central Greece, the capital city of Boeotia and an important political centre in antiquity.
  2. 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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