atef-crown


atef-crown

atef-crown [ah-tef-kroun] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a symbolic headdress of certain Egyptian gods, as Osiris, and of Egyptian kings, consisting of a tall conical cap flanked by two plumes and bearing representations of the uraeus and the sun.

Origin of atef-crown atef, vocalization of Egyptian yt father + the f-symbol (a horned viper), orig. taken as part of the word, but now thought to be a nonphonetic determinative Examples from the Web for atef-crown Historical Examples of atef-crown

  • Osiris is generally represented with his whole body shrouded in a covering and his head surmounted by the atef-crown; thus, .

    The New York Obelisk

    Charles E. Moldenke

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