1. [ noun ] (government,geography) a town in Upper Egypt
Related terms: town upper_egypt
2. [ noun ] a collection of 13 ancient papyrus codices translated from Greek into Coptic that were discovered by farmers near the town of Nag Hammadi in 1945; the codices contain 45 distinct works including the chief sources of first-hand knowledge of Gnosticism
Synonyms: nag_hammadi_library
Related terms: collection