Aboukir

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Egyptian Arabic ابو قير, from the Arabic name of the Egyptian Copt Cyrus, قير.

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Aboukir

  1. A village on the Mediterranean coast of Egypt which contains several ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman structures.
  2. A bay outside this village, at the mouth of the Nile, where on 1 August 1798 a British fleet led by Horatio Nelson defeated the French in the Battle of the Nile.

References[edit]

  • Laurence Urdang (editor), The Random House College Dictionary (Random House, 1984 [1975], ISBN 0-394-43600-8), page 4
  1. 1.0 1.1 Aboukir” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Laurence Urdang (editor), The Random House College Dictionary (Random House, 1984 [1975], ISBN 0-394-43600-8) (see "Abukir")

French[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Aboukir

  1. Aboukir, a village and bay in Egypt site of two iconic battles of the French military.