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1. An ancient city of Upper Egypt on the Nile River in present-day central Egypt. It flourished from the mid-22nd to the 18th century bc as a royal residence and a religious center for the worship of Amun. Its archaeological remains include many splendid temples and the tomb of Tutankhamun in the nearby Valley of the Kings.
2. An ancient city of Boeotia in east-central Greece northwest of Athens. Originally a Mycenaean city, it reached the height of its power in the fourth century bc but was largely destroyed by Alexander in 336.
The′ban (thē′bən) adj. & n.
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1. (Placename) of or relating to the ancient Greek city of Thebes or its inhabitants
2. (Placename) of or relating to the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes or its inhabitants
(Placename) a native or inhabitant of Thebes
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|Noun||1.||Theban - an Egyptian inhabitant of ancient Thebes|
Thebes - an ancient Egyptian city on the Nile River that flourished from the 22nd century BC to the 18th century BC; today the archeological remains include many splendid temples and tombs
Egyptian - a native or inhabitant of Egypt
|2.||Theban - a Greek inhabitant of ancient Thebes|
Thebes - an ancient Greek city in Boeotia destroyed by Alexander the Great in 336 BC
|Adj.||1.||Theban - of or relating to the Egyptian city of Thebes or its people or culture|
|2.||Theban - of or relating to the Greek city of Thebes or its people or culture|
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