Definitions

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

  • noun The Egyptian god of the moon and of wisdom and learning, usually represented as having the head and neck of an ibis.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An Egyptian divinity whom the Greeks assimilated to their Hermes (Mercury).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Myth.) The god of eloquence and letters among the ancient Egyptians, and supposed to be the inventor of writing and philosophy. He corresponded to the Mercury of the Romans, and was usually represented as a human figure with the head of an ibis or a lamb.
  • noun (Zoöl.) The Egyptian sacred baboon.

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

  • proper noun The ancient Egyptian moon god of wisdom, learning, and magic, usually depicted as an ibis or baboon.

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

  • noun Egyptian Moon deity with the head of an ibis; god of wisdom and learning and the arts; scribe of the gods

Etymologies

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

[Egyptian ḏḥwtj.]

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