American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of Amen.
- n. a primeval Egyptian personification of air and breath; worshipped especially at Thebes
“The female singers consecrated to Amon and other deities, owed obedience to several superiors, of whom the principal (generally the widow of a king or high priest) was called _chief-superior of the ladies of the harem of Amon_.”
“Syrian princes, and intrusted to his care a particularly sacred little image of Amon-Ra, known as Amon-of-the-Road, which had probably accompanied other envoys to the Kingdoms of the Sea in times past, and would be recognised as a token of the official nature of any embassy which carried it.”
“Egyptologists, and finally Brugsch, made him into a secondary form of Amon, which is contrary to what we know of the history of the province.”
“Manassas, ` forgetful, 'because he gives up as forgotten all worldly things; and is made thereby Amon, that is, ` faithful,' for whoso despises all temporal things, defrauds no man of his goods.”
“What is most interesting is the endurance of Amun, also known as Amon, Amoun, Amen and, rarely, Imen.”
“Once known as Amon Sûl, it was a proud tower of vision and vigilance, but it fell in battle and sat derelict in the wild until now.”
“Amon," I exclaimed, recognizing the insignia of that god.”
“The desk legs are Vika Annefors with a 78″ Vika Amon tabletop.”
“This article by Joseph Amon and Kanae Doi originally appeared in the October 27, 2010 edition of Africa Japan Forum”
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