atef-crown

atef-crown

[ah-tef-kroun]
noun
a symbolic headdress of certain Egyptian gods, as Osiris, and of Egyptian kings, consisting of a tall conical cap flanked by two plumes and bearing representations of the uraeus and the sun.

Origin:
atef, vocalization of Egyptian yt father + the f-symbol (a horned viper), orig. taken as part of the word, but now thought to be a nonphonetic determinative

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