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Serapis

[si-rey-pis] /sɪˈreɪ pɪs/
noun
1.
Also, Sarapis. a Greco-Egyptian deity combining the attributes of Osiris and Apis, identified in Egypt with the Ptolemies: later worshiped throughout the Greek and Roman empires.
2.
(italics) the British man-of-war captured by John Paul Jones in 1779.
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Serapis

/ˈsɛrəpɪs/
noun
1.
a Graeco-Egyptian god combining attributes of Apis and Osiris
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Word Origin and History for Serapis

god of the lower world, from Latin, from Greek Serapis, earlier Sarapis, from Egyptian User-hapi, literally "Osiris-Apis."

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Encyclopedia Article for Serapis

Sarapis

Greco-Egyptian deity of the sun first encountered at Memphis, where his cult was celebrated in association with that of the sacred Egyptian bull Apis (who was called Osorapis when deceased). He was thus originally a god of the underworld but was reintroduced as a new deity with many Hellenic aspects by Ptolemy I Soter (reigned 305-284 BC), who centred the worship of the deity at Alexandria

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