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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Nile  \Nile\,  n.  [L.  Nilus,  gr  ?.] 
  The  great  river  of  Egypt. 
 
  {Nile  bird}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  wryneck.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
  b  The  crocodile  bird. 
 
  {Nile  goose}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  Egyptian  goose.  See  Note  under 
  {Goose},  2. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Nile 
  n  :  world's  longest  river  (4187  miles);  flows  northern  through 
  Africa  into  the  Mediterranean;  the  Nile  River  valley  in 
  Egypt  was  the  site  of  the  world's  first  great 
  civilization  [syn:  {Nile},  {Nile  River}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Nile 
  dark;  blue,  not  found  in  Scripture,  but  frequently  referred  to 
  in  the  Old  Testament  under  the  name  of  Sihor,  i.e.,  "the  black 
  stream"  (Isa.  23:3;  Jer.  2:18)  or  simply  "the  river"  (Gen.  41:1; 
  Ex  1:22,  etc.)  and  the  "flood  of  Egypt"  (Amos  8:8).  It  consists 
  of  two  rivers,  the  White  Nile,  which  takes  its  rise  in  the 
  Victoria  Nyanza  and  the  Blue  Nile,  which  rises  in  the 
  Abyssinian  Mountains.  These  unite  at  the  town  of  Khartoum, 
  whence  it  pursues  its  course  for  1,800  miles,  and  falls  into  the 
  Mediterranean  through  its  two  branches,  into  which  it  is  divided 
  a  few  miles  north  of  Cairo,  the  Rosetta  and  the  Damietta  branch. 
  (See  {EGYPT}.) 
 




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