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Memphis

ancient city of Egypt, from Memphis, the Greek form of Egyptian Mennefer, literally "his beauty," from men "his" + nefer "beauty" (as in Queen Nefertiti, literally "Beauty has Come"). A reference to pharaoh Pepi I (24c. B.C.E.). The city in Tennessee, U.S., was so named 1826 for obscure reasons. Related: Memphian (1590s); Memphitic (mid-15c.). An inhabitant was a Memphite (from Greek Memphitēs).

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Memphis (n.)
largest city of Tennessee; located in southwestern Tennessee on bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River;
Memphis (n.)
an ancient city of Egypt on the Nile (south of Cairo);
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