Apis

noun
\ ˈā-pəs How to pronounce Apis (audio) \

Definition of Apis

: a sacred bull worshipped by the ancient Egyptians

First Known Use of Apis

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Apis

Latin, from Greek, from Egyptian ḥp

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“Apis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Apis. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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