Tunis proper n

poss. related to Phoenician goddess Tanith; poss. related to Berber word, 'small cape'.

  1. Capital of Tunisia; city in northern Africa; [allusion] kingdom of Queen Claribel in Shakespeare's The Tempest (2.1.246-248): “She that is the queen of Tunis; she that dwells / Ten leagues beyond man's life; she that from Naples / Can have no note, unless the sun were post.”