Horus

Horus

[hawr-uhs, hohr-]
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:
< Late Latin Hōrus < Greek Hôros < Egyptian ḥr

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Horus (ˈhɔːrəs)
 
n
a solar god of Egyptian mythology, usually depicted with a falcon's head
 
[via Late Latin from Greek Hōros, from Egyptian Hur hawk]

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