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CA´BASA (Κάβασα, Ptol. 4.5.48; Plin. Nat. 5.9, s.9: Hierocles,p. 724; Κάβασσα, Conc. Ephes. p. 531, and Καύασσα), in the Delta of Egypt, the modern Khabas,was the principal town of the nome Cabasites. It was seated a little to the north of Sais and Naucratis. Remains of the ancient Cabasa are believed to exist at Koum-Fara'un, and in this district the names of several villages, e. g. Khabâs-el-Meh, Khabâs-omar, Koum-Khabâs--recall the Coptic appellation of the capital of the Cabasite nome. D'Anville (Egypte, p. 75) and Champollion (ii. p. 234) ascribe to the castle of Khabas the site of the original Cabasa.


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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 5.9
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