Etymology
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Suez

Red Sea port, from Arabic as-suways, from Egyptian suan "beginning," in reference to the port at the head of the Red Sea. The modern Suez Canal opened in 1869.

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Definitions of Suez

Suez (n.)
a city in northeastern Egypt at the head of the Gulf of Suez and at the southern end of the Suez Canal;
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