Ho·​rus ˈhȯr-əs How to pronounce Horus (audio)
: the falcon-headed Egyptian god of light and the son of Osiris and Isis

Examples of Horus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many citizens accuse the department of keeping details of Horus' death and burial hidden from the community. David Faris, Newsweek, 10 July 2024 Savannah Police Chief David Vincent announced the death of K-9 Horus in a press release shared with PEOPLE on June 26. Nicole Acosta, Peoplemag, 26 June 2024 All ships stop at the temples of Kom Ombo and of Horus, at Edfu. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, 18 June 2023 King pointed me to his conjuration of Haures, Duke of Hell and commander of thirty-six legions, known better as the Egyptian deity Horus. Kent Russell, Harper's Magazine, 11 May 2022 Ne Hesut Ba served as head of scribes and priest of the gods Horus and Maat, and his tomb walls were covered with scenes of daily life, farming and hunting. Matt Hrodey, Discover Magazine, 1 June 2023 The jackal is associated with Anubis, god of death; the falcon with Horus, god of the sky; the hippopotamus with Taweret, goddess of fertility. Nathaniel J. Dominy, Scientific American, 1 Nov. 2021

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Word History


Late Latin, from Greek Hōros, from Egyptian Ḥr

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Horus was in 1832

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“Horus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Horus. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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