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Serapis

[si-rey-pis] /sɪˈreɪ pɪs/
noun
1.
Also, Sarapis. a Greco-Egyptian deity combining the attributes of Osiris and Apis, identified in Egypt with the Ptolemies: later worshiped throughout the Greek and Roman empires.
2.
(italics) the British man-of-war captured by John Paul Jones in 1779.
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Serapis

/ˈsɛrəpɪs/
noun
1.
a Graeco-Egyptian god combining attributes of Apis and Osiris
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Serapis

god of the lower world, from Latin, from Greek Serapis, earlier Sarapis, from Egyptian User-hapi, literally "Osiris-Apis."

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