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Philae

[fahy-lee] /ˈfaɪ li/
noun
1.
an island in the Nile, in Upper Egypt: the site of ancient temples; now submerged by the waters of Lake Nasser.
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  • And in his affection for Philae there is, I think, nearly always a rainbow strain of romance.

    The Spell of Egypt Robert Hichens
  • The ancient Egyptians swore solemnly "By him who sleeps in Philae."

    The Spell of Egypt Robert Hichens
  • I saw the priest of Abydos night and day persecuting the maiden, who had taken refuge in a temple of Isis on the island of Philae.

    The Reign of Greed Jose Rizal
  • Now, in all Egypt, and I suppose in all the world there is nothing just like Philae.

    The Spell of Egypt Robert Hichens
  • Onto this roof we scrambled, up a flight of steps, and found that we were not to have Philae to ourselves.

    It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
  • In Philae one is wrapped in a radiance of color and one can only dream.

    The Spell of Egypt Robert Hichens
British Dictionary definitions for Philae

Philae

/ˈfaɪliː/
noun
1.
an island in Upper Egypt, in the Nile north of the Aswan Dam: of religious importance in ancient times; almost submerged since the raising of the level of the dam
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