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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Mythology A jackal-headed Egyptian god, the son of Osiris. He conducted the dead to judgment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Cerambycidae — many longhorn beetles.
  • proper n. In the mythology of ancient Egypt, the god of the dead and tombs, commonly depicted with the head of a jackal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An Egyptian deity, the conductor of departed spirits to judgment, represented by a human figure with the head of a jackal, dog or fox.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Egyptian god of tombs and ruler of the underworld; usually depicted as a man with the head of a jackal

Etymologies

From Latin Anūbis, from Ancient Greek Ἄνουβις (Anoubis), from Egyptian jnpw (Wiktionary)

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