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Definition of "ankh" []

  • A cross shaped like a T with a loop at the top, especially as used in ancient Egypt as a symbol of life. Also called ansate cross. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ankh" in a sentence
  • "The Egyptian symbol of the ankh is a knot, which represents life."
  • "At my first duty station, I had the Egyptian symbol for eternal life, called an ankh, tattooed on the back of my left shoulder."
  • "You know im a pisces like the queen! that's my girl, Ms. Badu … love the song! it might have been two years since the last album, but it seemed like eternity. the ankh is a symbol for eternal life …"