ushabti

noun ushab·ti \ (y)üˈshabtē \
variants: or less commonly shawabti \shəˈwa-\

Definition of ushabti

plural ushabti \-tē\ or ushabtis \-tēz\ or ushabtiu \-tēˌü\
: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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