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English noun: Egypt

1. Egypt (location) 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


SynonymsArab Republic of Egypt, United Arab Republic


Instance hypernymAfrican country, African nation


Part holonymAl Qahira, Alexandria, Arabian Desert, Assouan, Assuan, Aswan, Aswan High Dam, Cairo, capital of Egypt, Eastern Desert, Egyptian capital, El Alamein, El Giza, El Iskandriyah, El Qahira, El-Aksur, Giza, Gizeh, High Dam, Lake Nasser, Libyan Desert, Lower Egypt, Luxor, Memphis, Nasser, Nile, Nile River, Sakkara, Saqqara, Saqqarah, Sinai, Sinai Peninsula, Suez, Suez Canal, Thebes, Upper Egypt


Part meronymAfrica, Middle East, Mideast, Near East


Member holonymEgyptian


Member meronymArab League, OPEC, Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries


Domain region membersAl Alamayn, al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya, al-Jihad, Battle of El Alamein, Egyptian Islamic Jihad, El Alamein, Islamic Group, Islamic Jihad, Vanguards of Conquest

2. Egypt (location) 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


SynonymsEgyptian Empire


Instance hypernymempire, imperium









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