uraeus

noun urae·us \ yu̇-ˈrē-əs \

Definition of uraeus

plural uraei play \yu̇-ˈrē-ˌī\
:a representation of the sacred asp (Naja haje) appearing in ancient Egyptian art and especially on the headdress of rulers and serving as a symbol of sovereignty

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Origin and Etymology of uraeus

New Latin, from Late Greek ouraios, a kind of snake


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