American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Relating to or being an ancient Egyptian vase, urn, or jar used to hold the viscera of an embalmed body.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to Canopus, an ancient city of Egypt. Also written Canobic.
- After Canopus 1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“There is even a mound topped by a kind of forge of the Rhine gold--what Barney's calls his Canopic Chest.”
“But instead of taking the eastern branch back to Pelusium, the little fleet headed down the westernmost branch, known as the Canopic, toward the Greek trading post at Naucratis.”
“BRYAN: Right this is actually something called a Canopic box, and a Canopic is -- refers to jars that the Egyptians kept their internal organs in.”
“This fixed year, known as the Canopic or Tanitic year, began on 22 October, 238 B.C.”
“For, in the reign of this monarch, Paris the Trojan, returning home with Helen whom he had stolen, was driven by a storm into one of the mouths of the Nile, called Canopic; and from thence was conducted to Proteus at Memphis, who reproached him in the strongest terms for his base perfidy and guilt, in stealing the wife of his host, and with her all the effects in his house.”
“Given that the Canopic jars of Egyptians hold the vital organs of the deceased should they be of use in the afterlife, the title seemingly endows the claw with the function of extracting the metal insides of the deceased Chrysler Imperial god.”
“Most ancient sources say he returned the way he had come, back across the desert to Paraetonium, then on to Alexandria and up the Canopic branch of the Nile to Memphis.”
“When he reached the mouth of the Canopic branch of the river and saw a broad limestone ridge to the west between the Mediterranean and Lake Mareotis, he knew he had found the site for his new city.”
“He also runs Canopic Jar and Basotho which also feature written and visual art.”
“I am within a block of the store, the only store in the city that sells relics of Canopic Jars.”
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