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[hee-lee-op-uh-lis] /ˌhi liˈɒp ə lɪs/

Biblical name On. an ancient ruined city in N Egypt, on the Nile delta.
ancient Greek name of .
(in ancient Egypt) a city near the apex of the Nile delta: a centre of sun worship Ancient Egyptian name On
the Ancient Greek name for Baalbek


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