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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 of menat
vocalization of Egyptian mnyt
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  • The habitat and name suggest Yucca, Walapai menat, but the Walapai speak of cooking the fruit, not the root.

    Seven Mohave Myths A. L. Kroeber
  • St. Carileff was a monk at menat, near Clermont, and died about 540.

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