sun disk


: an ancient Near Eastern symbol consisting of a disk with conventionalized wings emblematic of the sun god (such as Ra in Egypt)

Illustration of sun disk

Illustration of sun disk

Examples of sun disk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Aten, the sun disk. National Geographic, 27 Aug. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sun disk was in 1850

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“Sun disk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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