Definition of akh
: the spirit of a deceased person conceived as gloriously transfigured so as to reflect the deeds of the person in life
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Origin and Etymology of akh
alternate transliteration of Egyptian ˒ʾḫ(w)
First Known Use: 1898See Words from the same year
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