Luxor

Luxor

[luhk-sawr]
noun
a town in S (Upper) Egypt, on the Nile: ruins of ancient Thebes.
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Luxor (ˈlʌksɔː)
 
n
a town in S Egypt, on the River Nile: the southern part of the site of ancient Thebes; many ruins and tombs, notably the temple built by Amenhotep III (about 1411--1375 bc). Pop: 183 000 (2005 est)

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Luxor
place in Egypt, from Arabic al-Kusur, lit. "the palaces," from pl. of kasr, which is from L. castrum "fortified camp" (see castle). There are remains of Roman camps nearby.
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