Egypt meaning

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A country in North Africa. Official name: Arab Republic of Egypt.
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Egypt is defined as a country in northeastern Africa.

An example of Egypt is the country of which Cairo is the capital.

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(place) Country in NE Africa, on the Mediterranean and Red seas: ancient Egyptian dynasties may date back as far as 4500 b.c.; in modern times, occupied by the British in 1882 & achieved independence in 1922: 386,662 sq mi (1,001,450 sq km); cap. Cairo.
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Egyptian.
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(historical) A civilization based around the river Nile, on its lower reaches nearer the Mediterranean.
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A country of northeast Africa and the Sinai Peninsula on the Mediterranean Sea. In ancient times it was a flourishing kingdom and one of the earliest known civilizations, known for its development of hieroglyphic writing and its achievements in agriculture, art, and architecture. It reached its height during the XVIII dynasty (1570–1342? bc ) and declined after the seventh century bc , falling to various conquerors including the Assyrians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Turks, French, and British. Although nominally independent after 1922, it remained a British protectorate until 1936. A military coup in 1952 overthrew King Farouk I's constitutional monarchy, and a republic was established the following year. From 1958 to 1961 it was joined to Syria as the United Arab Republic. Cairo is the capital and the largest city.
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Origin of egypt

  • From Middle French Egypte, from Latin Aegyptus, from Ancient Greek Αἴγυπτος (Aiguptos), from Mycenaean Greek *aikupitos (nb. (aikupitijo, “Egyptian”)), from Late Egyptian Hikuptah (“Memphis”), from Middle Egyptian ḥwt k3 ptḥ (literally, 'The temple of the ka of Ptah', referring to Ptah's temple in the important city of Memphis).

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