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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A temple of Memnon.
  • n. [lowercase or cap.] The ancient Greek name for the settlement or suburb adjoining the cemetery of an Egyptian city, consisting of extensive establishments for the mummification of the dead, and of the dwellings of the numerous artisans employed in these establishments and in the various professions, arts, and trades connected therewith. Also memnoneion.


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