- a light, knitted woolen head scarf for women.
- a region in S Egypt and the Sudan, N of Khartoum, extending from the Nile to the Red Sea.
- Kingdom of, an ancient state in Nubia, 2000 b.c.–a.d.
- Lake. Nasser, Lake.
- an ancient region of NE Africa, on the Nile, extending from Aswan to Khartoum
ultimately from a local word, said to be related to Coptic noubti “to weave,” or from Nubian nub “gold.” In the fashion sense “woman’s light scarf” it is from French, from Latin nubes “cloud” (see nuance).