Definition of Heliopolis in English:

Heliopolis

proper noun

  • 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

Origin

From Greek hēlios ‘sun’ + polis ‘city’.

Pronunciation

Heliopolis

/ˌhiːlɪˈɒpəlɪs/