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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Mem·phis /ˈmɛm(p)fəs/

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: largest city of Tennessee; located in southwestern Tennessee
           on bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River
      2: an ancient city of Egypt on the Nile (south of Cairo)

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    only in Hos. 9:6, Hebrew Moph. In Isa. 19:13; Jer. 2:16; 46:14,
    19; Ezek. 30:13, 16, it is mentioned under the name Noph. It was
    the capital of Lower, i.e., of Northern Egypt. From certain
    remains found half buried in the sand, the site of this ancient
    city has been discovered near the modern village of Minyet
    Rahinch, or Mitraheny, about 16 miles above the ancient head of
    the Delta, and 9 miles south of Cairo, on the west bank of the
    Nile. It is said to have been founded by Menes, the first king
    of Egypt, and to have been in circumference about 19 miles.
    "There are few remains above ground," says Manning (The Land of
    the Pharaohs), "of the splendour of ancient Memphis. The city
    has utterly disappeared. If any traces yet exist, they are
    buried beneath the vast mounds of crumbling bricks and broken
    pottery which meet the eye in every direction. Near the village
    of Mitraheny is a colossal statue of Rameses the Great. It is
    apparently one of the two described by Herodotus and Diodorus as
    standing in front of the temple of Ptah. They were originally 50
    feet in height. The one which remains, though mutilated,
    measures 48 feet. It is finely carved in limestone, which takes
    a high polish, and is evidently a portrait. It lies in a pit,
    which, during the inundation, is filled with water. As we gaze
    on this fallen and battered statue of the mighty conqueror who
    was probably contemporaneous with Moses, it is impossible not to
    remember the words of the prophet Isaiah, 19:13; 44:16-19, and
    Jeremiah, 46:19."

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Memphis, abode of the good