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Memnon

[mem-non] /ˈmɛm nɒn/
noun
1.
Colossus of, (in ancient Egypt) a colossal statue near Thebes said to produce a musical sound when the rays of the early morning sun struck it.
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2.
Classical Mythology. an Ethiopian king slain by Achilles in the Trojan War.
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Memnonian
[mem-noh-nee-uh n] /mɛmˈnoʊ ni ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Memnon

/ˈmɛmnɒn/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) a king of Ethiopia, son of Eos: slain by Achilles in the Trojan War
2.
a colossal statue of Amenhotep III at Thebes in ancient Egypt, which emitted a sound thought by the Greeks to be the voice of Memnon
Derived Forms
Memnonian (mɛmˈnəʊnɪən) adjective
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