Akh

Akh

[ahk]
noun Egyptian Mythology.
the transfigured and beatified spirit of a dead person.

Origin:
vocalization of Egyptian ʾh̬ spirit of the dead

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in Egyptian religion, the spirit of a deceased person and, with the ka and the ba, a principal aspect of the soul. By enabling the soul to assume temporarily any form it desired for the purpose of revisiting the earth or for its own enjoyment, the akh characterized the soul of a deceased person as an effective entity in the next world

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