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- n. the double crown of ancient Egypt, combining the white crown of Upper Egypt with the red crown of Lower Egypt, worn by pharaohs after the union of the two kingdoms in around 3000 BC
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In archaeology, the sovereign crown of all Egypt, composed of the tall pointed miter, or white crown, of southern Egypt; combined with the red crown, square in front and rising to a point behind, of northern Egypt.
From Ancient Greek ψχεντ (pschent), from late Egyptian pA-skhnt, from pA (definite article) + skhnt 'that which promotes (the wearer)'. (Wiktionary)