[el-gin, -jin] /ˈɛl gɪn, -dʒɪn/
a group of Greek sculptures of the 5th century b.c., originally on the Parthenon in Athens, and supposedly sculptured under the direction of Phidias: presently in the British Museum in London.
a group of 5th-century bc Greek sculptures originally decorating the Parthenon in Athens, brought to England by Thomas Bruce, seventh Earl of Elgin (1766–1841), and now at the British Museum
1809, sculptures and marbles (especially from the frieze of the Parthenon) brought from Greece to England and sold to the British government by Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin (1766-1841).
[el-jin for 1; el-gin for 2] /ˈɛl dʒɪn for 1; ˈɛl gɪn for 2/ noun 1. a city in NE Illinois. 2. former name of . /ˈɛlɡɪn/ noun 1. a market town in NE Scotland, the administrative centre of Moray, on the River Lossie: ruined 13th-century cathedral: distilling, engineering. Pop: 20 829 (2001)
[el gee-zuh] /ɛl ˈgi zə/ noun 1. . /ɛl ˈɡiːzə/ noun 1. a city in NE Egypt, on the W bank of the Nile opposite Cairo: nearby are the Great Pyramid of Cheops (Khufu) and the Sphinx. Pop: 2 221 868 (1996)
[el gee-zuh] /ɛl ˈgi zə/ noun 1. . [gee-zuh] /ˈgi zə/ noun 1. a city in N Egypt: a suburb of Cairo across the Nile; the ancient Egyptian pyramids and the Sphinx are located nearby. /ɛl ˈɡiːzə/ noun 1. a city in NE Egypt, on the W bank of the Nile opposite Cairo: nearby are […]
[el-gon] /ˈɛl gɒn/ noun 1. an extinct volcano in E Africa, on the boundary between Uganda and Kenya. 14,176 feet (4321 meters). /ˈɛlɡɒn/ noun 1. Mount Elgon, an extinct volcano in E Africa, on the Kenya-Uganda border. Height: 4321m (14 178 ft)