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An ancient city of Egypt in the eastern delta of the Nile River. Important during the XIX and XXI Dynasties, it was abandoned after the sixth century ad.
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(Placename) an ancient city located in the E part of the Nile delta: abandoned after the 6th century ad; at one time the capital of Egypt. Biblical name: Zoan
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(ˈteɪ nɪs)

an ancient city in Lower Egypt, in the Nile delta. Biblical, Zoan.
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