Serapis

noun

Se·​ra·​pis sə-ˈrā-pəs How to pronounce Serapis (audio)
: an Egyptian god combining attributes of Osiris and Apis and having a widespread cult in Ptolemaic Egypt and ancient Greece

Word History

Etymology

Latin, from Greek Sarapis

First Known Use

1587, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Serapis was in 1587

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“Serapis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Serapis. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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