Nubia


Nubia
Nubia ultimately from a local word, said to be related to Coptic noubti "to weave," or from Nubian nub "gold." In the fashion sense "woman's light scarf" it is from French, from L. nubes "cloud" (see NUANCE (Cf. nuance)).

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  • Nubia — • A detailed history of Nubia, with emphasis on the religious aspects (primarily Christian and Catholic) of its culture Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Nubia     Nubia      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Nubia — steht für: Nubia (Titularerzbistum) Nubia See Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • nubia — nu bi*a, n. [From L. nubes cloud.] A light fabric of wool, worn on the head by women; a cloud. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nubia — [no͞o′bē ə, nyo͞o′bē ə] [ML < L Nubae, the Nubians < Gr Noubai] region & ancient kingdom in NE Africa, west of the Red Sea, in Egypt & Sudan …   English World dictionary

  • Nubia — This article is about the region in Africa, for other uses see Nubia (disambiguation). The Nubia region today Nubia is a region along the Nile river, which is located in northern Sudan and southern Egypt. There were a number of small Nubian… …   Wikipedia

  • Nubia — Celebración de una boda en Nubia. Los nubios tienen unos rasgos fisonómicos que lo distinguen del resto de los egipcios: pese a tener un tono de piel más oscuro, sus labios son más finos y sus ojos azulados. Nubia es la región situada en el sur… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Nubia — /nooh bee euh, nyooh /, n. 1. a region in S Egypt and the Sudan, N of Khartoum, extending from the Nile to the Red Sea. 2. Kingdom of, an ancient state in Nubia, 2000 B.C. A.D. 1400. 3. Lake. See Nasser, Lake. * * * Ancient region of the Nile… …   Universalium

  • nubia — /nooh bee euh, nyooh /, n. a light, knitted woolen head scarf for women. [1855 60; < L nub(es) a cloud + IA] * * * Ancient region of the Nile River valley, northeastern Africa. Its borders originally extended north to include Aswān and, before… …   Universalium

  • Nubia —    Modern name for the area of the Nile Valley and its adjacent region south of Elephantine. It became important to Egypt as a source of minerals and served as an intermediary between Egypt and sub Saharan Africa for luxury trade goods. Egyptian… …   Ancient Egypt

  • Nubia — En la actualidad, Nubia es la región más al sur de Egipto, que se extiende a lo largo del Nilo y por el norte de Sudán, aunque en tiempos antiguos era un reino independiente. Debido a la influencia yugoslava en la zona, el pueblo nubio tiene unos …   Enciclopedia Universal


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