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kas

[kahs] /kɑs/
noun
1.
(in the Netherlands and in Dutch colonies) a large cabinet of the 17th and 18th centuries, having two doors and often a number of drawers at the bottom, and usually having an elaborately painted or carved decoration with a heavy cornice.
Origin
< Dutch; see case2

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ka

[kah] /kɑ/
noun, Egyptian Religion
1.
a spiritual entity, an aspect of the individual, believed to live within the body during life and to survive it after death.
Origin
1890-95; < Egyptian kʾ
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British Dictionary definitions for kas

ka

/kɑː/
noun
1.
(in ancient Egypt) an attendant spirit supposedly dwelling as a vital force in a man or statue
Word Origin
from Egyptian
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ka

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  2. Georgian (language)

Ka

kilo amperes
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ka

in ancient Egyptian religion, with the ba and the akh, a principal aspect of the soul of a human being or of a god. The exact significance of the ka remains a matter of controversy, chiefly for lack of an Egyptian definition; the usual translation, "double," is incorrect. Written by a hieroglyph of uplifted arms, it seemed originally to have designated the protecting divine spirit of a person. The ka survived the death of the body and could reside in a picture or statue of a person

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