Egypt

noun
1. a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC (Freq. 2)
Derivationally related forms: ↑Egyptian
Members of this Region:
Instance Hypernyms: ↑African country, ↑African nation
Part Holonyms: ↑Middle East, ↑Mideast, ↑Near East, ↑Africa
Member Meronyms: ↑Egyptian
Part Meronyms:
2. an ancient empire to the west of Israel; centered on the Nile River and ruled by a Pharaoh; figured in many events described in the Old Testament
Syn: ↑Egyptian Empire
Derivationally related forms: ↑Egyptian
Instance Hypernyms: ↑empire, ↑imperium

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Egypt [Egypt] [ˈiːdʒɪpt] [ˈiːdʒɪpt] noun singular
a country in North Africa

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  • Egypt —    Modern name derived from the Greek Aigyptos for the country comprising the Nile Delta and the Nile Valley up to Elephantine (Aswan) and the adjacent deserts. The Greek name may be derived from the name Hikuptah, which was sometimes used for… …   Ancient Egypt

  • Egypt — • Provides information on history, religion, and literature Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Egypt     Egypt     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • EGYPT — EGYPT, country in N.E. Africa, centering along the banks of the River Nile from the Mediterranean coast southward beyond the first cataract at Aswan. The ancient Egyptians named their land Kemi, the Black Land, while the neighboring Asiatic… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Egypt — steht für: Ägypten (englisch) Egypt (1897), Passagierschiff der britischen Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company Egypt ist der Name folgender Orte: Egypt (Buckinghamshire), Burnham, Buckinghamshire, Großbritannien Egypt (Arkansas),… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Egypt — and the people of Israel have tangled together throughout the biblical, medieval, and modern periods. As one of the great civilizations of the ancient world, relatively free from foreign invasions until the arrival of the Assyrians (7th cent.… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Egypt —    Egypt, a majority Muslim country, is also home to two ancient Christian churches, the Coptic Orthodox Church and the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa. Of approximately 9.5 million Christians in Egypt, more than 8.5… …   Encyclopedia of Protestantism

  • Egypt — O.E. Egipte, from Fr. Egypte, from Gk. Aigyptos the river Nile, Egypt, from Amarna Hikuptah, corresponding to Egypt. Ha(t) ka ptah temple of the soul of Ptah, the creative god associated with Memphis, the ancient city of Egypt. Strictly one of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Egypt — Egypt, AR U.S. town in Arkansas Population (2000): 101 Housing Units (2000): 51 Land area (2000): 0.368005 sq. miles (0.953129 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.368005 sq. miles (0.953129 sq. km) …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Egypt, AR — U.S. town in Arkansas Population (2000): 101 Housing Units (2000): 51 Land area (2000): 0.368005 sq. miles (0.953129 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.368005 sq. miles (0.953129 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Egypt — n. a country at the northeastern corner of Africa. At one time it was joined with Syria to form the United Arab Republic. Syn: United Arab Republic. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • egypt — egypt; egypt·ize; …   English syllables

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