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Line breaks: He¦li|opo¦lis
Pronunciation: /ˌhiːlɪˈɒpəlɪs

Definition of Heliopolis in English:

1An ancient Egyptian city situated near the apex of the Nile delta at what is now Cairo. It was the original site of the obelisks known as Cleopatra’s Needles.
2 ancient Greek name for Baalbek.


from Greek hēlios 'sun' + polis 'city'.

Words that rhyme with Heliopolis

acropolis, cosmopolis, megalopolis, metropolis, necropolis

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