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[hawr-uh s, hohr-] /ˈhɔr əs, ˈhoʊr-/
noun, Egyptian Religion
a solar deity, regarded as either the son or the brother of Isis and Osiris, and usually represented as a falcon or as a man with the head of a falcon.
Origin of Horus
< Late Latin Hōrus < Greek Hôros < Egyptian ḥr Unabridged
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a solar god of Egyptian mythology, usually depicted with a falcon's head
Word Origin
via Late Latin from Greek Hōros, from Egyptian Hur hawk
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Word Origin and History for Horus

1851, Egyptian hawk-headed god, from Latin Horus, from Egyptian Hor, literally "the high-flying one."

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