Definitions

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

  • noun An ancient Egyptian goddess of fertility, motherhood, and music, often depicted as a woman with the head or horns of a cow.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Egypt, myth., a divinity, the female counterpart of Osiris, patroness of the cow: usually represented with the head and horns of a cow surmounted with the solar disk.

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  • proper noun One of the 'daughters' of Ra, who personified the principles of love, beauty, music, motherhood and joy. Also known as the 'eye of Ra'.

Etymologies

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

[Egyptian ḥwt-ḥr, Hathor (literally, enclosure of Horus) : ḥwt, enclosure + ḥr, Horus.]

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From Egyptian Ḥwt Ḥr ("Mansion of Horus")

Examples

  • I'm still trying to decide whether Hathor is hawt or just ridiculous, especially later once she gets more, um, comfortable.

    Stargate SG-1 Watchathon - 'Hathor'

  • The two objects suspended from the belt between the heads recall Hathor's sistra 153

    The Evolution of the Dragon

  • Lady, the Goddess of Love, she, whom in Egypt you name Hathor, has made me her slave, so that I no longer think of pomp or power or wealth, or of other women, but of you and you only.

    Morning Star

  • Idalia, whom in this land ye name Hathor, and she bade me go forth and do her will.

    The World's Desire

  • The Egyptians called her Hathor, Quaddesha and Aset.

    Sense & Sensuality

  • The Egyptians called her Hathor, Quaddesha and Aset.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • But the earliest extant building in the compound today is the Mammisi raised by Nectanebo II - last of the native pharaohs (360-343 BC) The main features are the Temple of the birth of Isis, Scared Lake, Sanatorium, Mammisi of Nectanebo II, Christian Basilica, Roman Mammisi, a Bark shine, Gateways of Domitian & Trajan and the Roman Kiosk - but the all overshadowing building in the Complex is the main temple, namely Hathor temple. and the Dendera Zodiac came from there ...

    BC Bloggers

  • He threw the "Hathor" as it chanced, the lucky cast, two sixes, and a thought of better fortune came to him.

    The World's Desire

  • The two objects suspended from the belt between the heads recall Hathor's sistra.]

    The Evolution of the Dragon

  • Khem and thou wert with it, and with thee she who is called the Hathor, that Goddess whom thou desirest. "

    The World's Desire

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