Definitions

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

  • See Saqqara.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. mouse grey

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

  • n. a town in northern Egypt; site of the oldest Egyptian pyramids

Etymologies

Probably from Saqqara, a place near Cairo, Egypt. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • By boiling the plant we call sugar-cane they obtained a substance to which they gave the name Sakkara, and from this our word sugar evidently originated.

    The Prospective Mother, a Handbook for Women During Pregnancy

  • The Roosevelts viewed the Sphinx by moonlight, of course, and saw Sakkara, but “the privacy of the movements of the Americans was invaded during this tour by a moving picture man, who focused his machine upon them and rolled off yard after yard of films.”

    Happy New Year–1910!

  • In Egypt today, Stella and Sakkara are the two most popular beers (both have been owned by Heineken since 2002).

    Dining

  • I was sitting on the balcony of my Cairo, Egypt, apartment looking out at both the Giza and Sakkara pyramids between pages.

    The most unusual book in your house.

  • "Sakkara is still a more or less undiscovered site, and when I say that only 30 percent of pharaonic Egypt has been discovered, this is the main place I'm thinking of," said Hawass.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Egyptian archeologists have discovered missing sections of the so-called Sphinx road and the bottom part of an unknown pyramid in Sakkara area.

    Discoveries in Egypt

  • Three major discoveries have recently been made at Sakkara, including a prime minister's tomb, a queen's pyramid, and the tomb of the son of a dynasty-founding king.

    Discoveries in Egypt

  • Sakkara is one section of the great necropolis of Memphis.

    Discoveries in Egypt

  • Sakkara is best known for the Step Pyramid, the oldest known of Egypt's 97 pyramids.

    Discoveries in Egypt

  • Like the time we drove out to the Sakkara pyramid complex south of Cairo and bribed an Antiquities official to let us see the last mummy still on site.

    Queen Bee - SpouseBUZZ

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.