Serapis

noun
Se·​ra·​pis | \ sə-ˈrā-pəs How to pronounce Serapis (audio) \

Definition of Serapis

: an Egyptian god combining attributes of Osiris and Apis and having a widespread cult in Ptolemaic Egypt and ancient Greece

First Known Use of Serapis

1587, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Serapis

Latin, from Greek Sarapis

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“Serapis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Serapis. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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