Definition of Nubia

1. Noun. An ancient region of northeastern Africa (southern Egypt and northern Sudan) on the Nile; much of Nubia is now under Lake Nasser.

Generic synonyms: Geographic Area, Geographic Region, Geographical Area, Geographical Region
Group relationships: Africa
Member holonyms: Nubian

Definition of Nubia

1. n. A light fabric of wool, worn on the head by women; a cloud.

Definition of Nubia

1. Proper noun. An ancient kingdom in the valley of the upper Nile bordering present Egypt and Sudan. ¹

2. Noun. A light, knitted head scarf worn by women. ¹

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Definition of Nubia

1. a woman's scarf [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nubia

Npr protease
Nrk protein kinase
Nubian Desert
Nubian lion
Nubian lions
Nucifraga caryocatactes
Nucifraga columbiana
Nuck's hydrocele
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Nuclear actin binding protein
Nucleopore filter

Literary usage of Nubia

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1. The Literature of Egypt and the Soudan from the Earliest Times to the Year by Ibrahim-Hilmy (1888)
"nubia — Dr,.mos, or first court of the Temple of Karnak—Ruins of the Temple of ... Arabia, Egypt, and nubia. From drawings made 011 the spot by DE, ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"nubia is said to be derived from the Egyptian Nvb (gold), as the Egyptians obtained most of their gold there. In the Bible it is called Gush. ..."

3. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1875)
"The application of the name nubia is very indefinite, however, ... Lower nubia consists chiefly of deserts, extending on the east to the Red sea, ..."

4. A Short But Comprehensive System of the Geography of the World: By Way of by Nathaniel Dwight (1801)
"Q^ What are the vegetable, animal, and mineral productions of nubia ? ... A. It li#s between nubia on the north ; Al»ba antl ..."

5. Hakluytus Posthumus: Contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and by Samuel Purchas (1905)
"The Kingdome of nubia is most rich in Corne and Sugar, ... and whosoever buyeth it is bound by an Oath not to use it in the Kingdome of nubia. ..."

6. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1861)
"The word nubia is very indefinitely used, however, being applied by some geographers to a much less extent of country, and even sometimes restricted to the ..."

7. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, George Walter Prothero, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle (1818)
"Travels in Egypt, nubia, Holy Land, Mount 'Lebanon, and Cyprus, ... 'Norden, it is true, has given a general description of nubia as high as Deir, ..."

8. The London Magazine by John Scott, John Taylor (1821)
"Gau, of whose travels we have before spoken, has commenced the publication of them under the tide of " New-discovered Monuments of nubia on the banks of the ..."

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