Aboukir meaning

A village on the Mediterranean coast of Egypt which contains several ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman structures.
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A bay outside this village, at the mouth of the Nile, where on 1 August 1798 a British fleet led by Horatio Nelson defeated the French in the Battle of the Nile.
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Origin of aboukir

  • From Egyptian Arabic ابو قير, from the Arabic name of the Egyptian Copt Cyrus, قير.

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