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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A region of ancient Egypt in the valley of the Nile River south of the delta area, which was known as Lower Egypt. The two regions were united c. 3100 BC.

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  • proper noun The part of Ancient Egypt south of Memphis, so named because the Nile flows South to North.

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  • noun one of the two main administrative districts of Egypt; extends south from Cairo to Sudan

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