(Ὄμβοι; Ómboi). Two towns in Egypt. Their names are derived from Egyptian nbw, 'gold', possibly indicating that they were points of departure for the search for gold in the neighbouring desert regions.
Cite this pageJansen-Winkeln, Karl (Berlin), “Ombi”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 11 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e830840>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510
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