Definition of ushabti
: a small figure deposited in an ancient Egyptian tomb with the mummy generally bearing inscriptions from the Book of the Dead and representing servants expected to do certain agricultural labors required of the deceased in the land of the dead
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Origin and Etymology of ushabti
Egyptian wšbty, literally, answerer
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