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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An ancient town of Asia Minor on the Asiatic coast of the Hellespont in modern-day Turkey. It was the scene of the legendary tale of Hero and Leander.
  • An ancient city of southern Egypt on the Nile River northwest of Thebes. One of the oldest Egyptian cities, it was a religious center for the worship of Osiris and a burial site for the kings of the earliest dynasties.

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  • proper n. A ancient city in Egypt with archaeological interest.
  • proper n. A city in Asia Minor at the Hellespont.

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  • n. an ancient Greek colony on the Asiatic side of the Dardanelles; scene of the legend of Hero and Leander

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Examples

  • Today, these age-old ruins lie beneath the wind-blown sands of a place we know as Abydos, some 300 miles south of Cairo.

    Sacred Sands

  • Spartan, was sent with a small force by land to the Hellespont to effect the revolt of Abydos, which is a Milesian colony; and the

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Early in the spring of the following summer Dercyllidas, a Spartiate, was sent with a small force by land to the Hellespont to bring about the revolt of Abydos, which is a Milesian colony; and the Chians, while Astyochus was at a loss how to help them, were compelled to fight at sea by the pressure of the siege.

    THE LANDMARK THUCYDIDES

  • A three days 'voyage brings one to Abydos, which is upon an arm of the sea which flows between the mountains, and after a five days' journey the great town of Constantinople is reached.

    The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela

  • Early in the spring of the summer following, Dercyllidas, a Spartan, was sent with a small force by land to the Hellespont to effect the revolt of Abydos, which is a Milesian colony; and the Chians, while

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Description: Daniel Jackson and Teal'C travel back to Abydos.

    Stargate SG-1 Watchathon - 'Secrets' (S02E09)

  • Description: SG-1 is called to Abydos to investigate a strange phenomenon: a whirling sandstorm that seems to whisper Dr. Daniel Jackson's name.

    September 2009

  • Right, the Harsesis child is back and wants to learn more about his mother so he heads off to Abydos, manifests himself as a talking tornado and asks for Daniel.

    September 2009

  • The guide flew with us an hour to Luxor, where we joined a bus convoy for the 10-hour round trip to the legendary temples of Abydos and Dendera with many security checkpoints on the way -- the Egyptians really overdo it to make tourists feel safe.

    Scott S. Smith: Egypt the Eternal

  • He had excavated the fabulous tomb of Seti I at Abydos, and in London he hoped to exhibit a reproduction of the sepulcher.

    A Pre-Digital Tomb Raider

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