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uraeus

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noun, urae·us \yu̇-ˈrē-əs\

Definition of uraeus

plural uraei play \-ˈrē-ˌī\

  1. :  a representation of the sacred asp (Naja haje) appearing in ancient Egyptian art and especially on the headdress of rulers and serving as a symbol of sovereignty



Illustration of uraeus

Origin of uraeus

New Latin, from Late Greek ouraios, a kind of snake


First Known Use: 1832

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