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11/24/2020, 11:44 AM anonymous

Name Thebes
Type Settlement
Scripts Θῆβαι(Ancient Greek)
Other Forms FormsModern Greek: Θήβα (Thiva)
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Meaning & History

Perhaps ultimately from Semitic teba "chest, box". This is the name of a city in Boeotia, Greece, which played an important role in many Greek myths (as the site of the stories of Cadmus, Oedipus, Dionysus, Heracles and others).
Added 11/24/2020 by anonymous