noun, often capitalized
\ ˈäk \
plural -s

Definition of akh

Egyptian religion
: 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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First Known Use of akh

1898, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for akh

alternate transliteration of Egyptian ʾ̹ḫ(w)

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“Akh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/akh. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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