Tempe[tem pē′, tem′pē; for 2 tem′pē]
Origin of Tempeafter the sacred Greek valley city in SC Ariz., on the Salt River: suburb of Phoenix: pop. 159,000
- valley of the Piniós River in NE Thessaly, Greece, between Mounts Olympus & Ossa: anciently regarded as sacred to Apollo
A city of south-central Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix. It is the seat of Arizona State University (established 1885).