Definition of Abydos

1. Noun. An ancient Greek colony on the Asiatic side of the Dardanelles; scene of the legend of Hero and Leander.

Generic synonyms: Town
Group relationships: Republic Of Turkey, Turkey



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Abydos

Abudefduf saxatilis
Abui
Abuja
Abujmaria
Abukir
Abukir Bay
Abul-Walid Mohammed ibn-Ahmad Ibn-Mohammed ibn-Ros
Abun
Abuna
Abundius
Abure
Abutilon theophrasti
Abxazo
Aby Moritz Warburg
Aby Warburg
Abydos
Abyla
Abyssinia
Abyssinian
Abyssinian banana
Abyssinian cat
Abyssinians
Abzu
Ac1-proteinase
Ac2-proteinase
Ac3-proteinase
Ac4-proteinase
Ac5-proteinase
Acacia auriculiformis
Acacia cambegei

Literary usage of Abydos

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1. Thucydides Translated Into English by Benjamin Jowett, Thucydides (1881)
"He was to effect the revolt with twelve of abydos, a Milesian colony. ... abydos would not yield, and though he attempted to take the place by assault, ..."

2. Egypt: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm), Baedeker, Karl, firm, Karl Baedeker (1902)
"Fine view of the mountain- chain running towards the Nile. The ancient abydos, the sacred city of the Egyptians, lay on the verge of the arable land, ..."

3. Ancient Records of Egypt: Historical Documents from the Earliest Times to by James Henry Breasted (1906)
"These companions said: "That which thou commandest [is that which happens, O sovereign]10 and lord; thou doest all — in abydos for thy father, ..."

4. History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria by Gaston Maspero (1904)
"CHAPTER Vin IMPORTANT RESEARCHES IN EGYPT The Royal Tombs at abydos: Reconstruction of the First and Second Dynasties : The Ten Temples at abydos: The ..."

5. The Nile: Notes for Travellers in Egypt by Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge (1907)
"at abydos are visited by Messrs. Cook's travellers l the return journey to Cairo. ... abydos, and not abydos, is clear from :— «ai ..."

6. The American Antiquarian and Oriental Journal by Stephen Denison Peet (1903)
"Flinders Pétrie to the London Times outlines his work at abydos during the present year: To the Editor of the Times: SIR: The continuation of the work of ..."

7. Transactions of the Royal Society of Literature of the United Kingdom by Royal Society of Literature (Great Britain) (1839)
"... Series of Princes of the Hieroglyphic Tablets of Karnak and abydos. ... of the obliterated portion of that of abydos; a delineation of which was laid ..."

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