uraeus

[yoo-ree-uhs]
noun, plural uraeuses.
the sacred asp as represented upon the headdress of divinities and royal personages of ancient Egypt, usually directly over the forehead, as an emblem of supreme power.

Origin:
1825–35; < Neo-Latin < Late Greek ouraîos, perhaps based ultimately on Egyptian yʿrt cobra, altered by association with Greek ouraîos of the tail; see uro-2

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uraeus (jʊˈriːəs)
 
n , pl -uses
the sacred serpent represented on the headdresses of ancient Egyptian kings and gods
 
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek ouraios, from Egyptian uro asp]

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Her image formed the royal crown, the uraeus, worn by the rulers of lower egypt.
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