james henry breasted

Breasted

[bres-tid]
noun
James Henry, 1865–1935, U.S. archaeologist and historian of ancient Egypt.
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breast
O.E. breost "breast, bosom; mind, thought, disposition," from P.Gmc. *breustam "breast" (cf. O.S. briost, O.Fris. briast, O.N. brjost, Du. borst, Ger. brust, Goth. brusts), perhaps lit. "swelling" and from PIE base *bhreus- "to swell, sprout" (cf. M.Ir. bruasach "having a broad, strong chest," O.Ir.
bruinne "breast"). The spelling conforms to the Scottish and northern England dialectal pronunciation. Figurative sense of "seat of the emotions" was in O.E.
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breast (brěst)
n.

  1. Either of two milk-secreting, glandular organs on the chest of a woman; mammary gland; mamma.

  2. A corresponding rudimentary gland in the male.

  3. The superior ventral surface of the human body, extending from the neck to the abdomen.

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james henry breasted

American Egyptologist, archaeologist, and historian who promoted research on ancient Egypt and the ancient civilizations of western Asia. Breasted's article on Ikhnaton appeared in the 14th edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (see the Britannica Classic: Ikhnaton).

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