canopic-jar

canopic jar

noun
a jar used in ancient Egypt to contain the entrails of an embalmed body.
Also, Canopic jar.
Also called canopic vase.


Origin:
1890–95

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Canopic jar, Canopic urn or Canopic vase (kəˈnəʊpɪk)
 
n
(in ancient Egypt) one of four containers with tops in the form of animal heads of the gods, for holding the entrails of a mummy
 
Canopic urn, Canopic urn or Canopic vase
 
n
 
Canopic vase, Canopic urn or Canopic vase
 
n

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