akh

noun

ˈäk
plural -s
often capitalized
Egyptian religion
: the spirit of a deceased person conceived as gloriously transfigured so as to reflect the deeds of the person in life

Word History

Etymology

alternate transliteration of Egyptian ʾ̹ḫ(w)

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of akh was in 1898

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“Akh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/akh. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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