American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Mythology A jackal-headed Egyptian god, the son of Osiris. He conducted the dead to judgment.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An Egyptian deity, represented with the head of a dog or jackal, and identified by the later Greeks and Romans with their Hermes or Mercury.
- n. In zoöl.: A generic name of the fennec of Bruce, Anubis zerda, a kind of fox, the Canis zerda of Gmelin, the Fennecus zoarensis of some authors, supposed to be the animal taken for a jackal in certain Egyptian hiero-glyphs. The specific name of a very large kind of baboon, the Cynocephalus anubis of western Africa.
- n. Egyptian mythology In the mythology of ancient Egypt, the god of the dead and tombs, commonly depicted with the head of a jackal.
- n. A taxonomic genus within the family Cerambycidae — many longhorn beetles.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Myth.) An Egyptian deity, the conductor of departed spirits to judgment, represented by a human figure with the head of a jackal, dog or fox.
- n. Egyptian god of tombs and ruler of the underworld; usually depicted as a man with the head of a jackal
- From Latin Anūbis, from Ancient Greek Ἄνουβις (Anoubis), from Egyptian jnpw (Wiktionary)
“Tawny, wandering dogs with jackal ears, fallen indeed from their old position, and forgetting apparently that they counted Anubis, the dog-headed _Anubis latrator_, among their ancestors, passed in and out among the groups, but without taking the least interest in what was going on.”
“The god Anubis is often represented with this hand posture, and murals in the palaces and tombs of the pharaohs often illustrate votaries of Ra with this significant gesture.”
“House of Anubis is a boarding-school mystery jointly produced with Nick's U.K. and Belgian channels.”
“He said a lot of things I didn’t understand, about someone called Anubis, and making ready for the great gods.”
“Rumor has it that Blue Sky Studios, the Academy Award winning computer animation subsidiary of 20th Century Fox responsible for Ice Age, Robots and Horton hears a Who! might have optioned a small press book called The Anubis Tapestry for one of their next projects.”
“If the CIA and MI-6 plan, code name Anubis, to join Japan, China, England, Canada and America together ever comes to pass, Mother Russia will be ruined forever.”
“At the colleges in Egypt lectures were delivered on a dog called Anubis, as inferior, I boldly assert, to that dog which I have referred to, as an Egyptian College to”
“Egyptian gods such as Anubis, Set, Bast, and the ever popular/infamous Furries are perfect examples.”
“The clear case the hero and the dog "Anubis" are sitting on is a museum case with a dead mummy inside of it.”
“Among the books I took to get signed was a British hardback of The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers.”
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