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ankh

[angk] /æŋk/
noun, Egyptian Art.
1.
a tau cross with a loop at the top, used as a symbol of generation or enduring life.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < Egyptian ʿnh̬ live; apparently at least partially homophonous with word for “sandal strap,” hence stylized picture of sandal strap became symbol for life
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ankh

/æŋk/
noun
1.
a tau cross with a loop on the top, symbolizing eternal life: often appearing in Egyptian personal names, such as Tutankhamen Also called ansate cross, crux ansata
Word Origin
from Egyptian `nh life, soul
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Word Origin and History for ankh
n.

tau cross with an oval at the top, Egyptian symbol of life, 1873, from Egyptian ankh, literally "life, soul." Also known as crux ansata.

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