Egypt

DEFINITIONS OF: Egypt

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n 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

Synonyms:
Arab Republic of Egypt, United Arab Republic
Example of:
African country, African nation
any one of the countries occupying the African continent

n 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

Synonyms:
Egyptian Empire
Example of:
empire, imperium
the domain ruled by an emperor or empress; the region over which imperial dominion is exercised
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