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

  • n. Mythology The ancient Egyptian sun god, the supreme deity represented as a man with the head of a hawk crowned with a solar disk and uraeus.
  • The symbol for the element radium.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Symbol for radium.
  • proper n. The Egyptian god of the sun.
  • n. Any of a series of moraines, in parts of Norway, that are long ridges covered with stones.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A roe; a deer.


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