Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A jackal-headed Egyptian god, the son of Osiris. He conducted the dead to the underworld.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Latin Anūbis, from Greek Anoubis, from Egyptian jnpw.]

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

Examples

  • 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 Works of Theophile Gautier, Volume 5 The Romance of a Mummy and Egypt

  • House of Anubis is a boarding-school mystery jointly produced with Nick's U.K. and Belgian channels.

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  • 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.

    Hand Signed | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles

  • He said a lot of things I didn’t understand, about someone called Anubis, and making ready for the great gods.

    Greenwitch

  • He said a lot of things I didn’t understand, about someone called Anubis, and making ready for the great gods.

    Greenwitch

  • He said a lot of things I didn’t understand, about someone called Anubis, and making ready for the great gods.

    Greenwitch

  • 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.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • 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.

    Belated Linkorama

  • 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.

    Noble House

  • 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.

    Noble House

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