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menat

[mey-naht] /ˈmeɪ nɑt/
noun
1.
an amulet worn by certain Egyptians in ancient times to secure divine protection and to ensure fertility.
Origin
vocalization of Egyptian mnyt
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in Egyptian religion, protective amulet, usually hung at the back of the neck as a counterpoise to the necklace worn in the front. It was frequently made of glazed ware and was quite often found buried with the dead, and it was a symbol of divine protection

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