Definitions

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

  • noun An ancient Egyptian goddess, daughter of Ra and agent of his vengeance, often depicted as a lioness or cat.

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  • proper noun One of the 'daughters' of Ra, and the Goddess of, Cats, Lower Egypt, the sun and the moon. Also known as the 'eye of Ra'.

Etymologies

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

[Egyptian b’stjt.]

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From Egyptian 𓎯𓏏𓁐 ("She of the ointment jar").

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  • Ancient Egyptian cat goddess.

    January 28, 2010