Horus

noun
Ho·​rus | \ ˈhȯr-əs How to pronounce Horus (audio) \

Definition of Horus

: the falcon-headed Egyptian god of light and the son of Osiris and Isis

First Known Use of Horus

1832, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Horus

Late Latin, from Greek Hōros, from Egyptian Ḥr

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“Horus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Horus. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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