Nile

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From Ancient Greek Νεῖλος (Neîlos).

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Nile

  1. A large river in Africa flowing through Khartoum and Cairo into the Mediterranean Sea, usually considered to be the longest river in the world.
    • 1844, Pierre Henri Larcher, William Desborough Cooley, Larcher's notes on Herodotus
      The seven mouths of the Nile then, from east to west, are the Pelusian, the Mendesian, the Bucolic, the Sebennytic, the Saïtic, the Bolbitine, and the Canopic. Such is the account of Heredotus.

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