Definitions

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  • n. A type of priest in ancient Egypt, responsible for carrying holy shrines in official ceremonies or processions.

Etymologies

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From Latin pastophorus, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek παστοφόρος, from παστός ("?shrine") + -ϕόρος ("-phore").

Examples

  • At this moment Pentaur came into the hall, and while he bowed easily and with dignity to the company and low before Ameni, he prayed him to grant that the pastophorus Teta should accompany the leech Nebsecht to visit the daughter of the paraschites.

    Uarda : a Romance of Ancient Egypt — Volume 01

  • The Tennis leech, trained by the Egyptian priests at Sais in the art of healing, who was attached as a pastophorus to the Temple of Isis, in the city of weavers, had covered the artist's scorched face with bandages, and earnestly adjured him never in his absence to raise them, and to keep every ray of light from his blinded eyes.

    Arachne — Volume 05

  • Go, while I undress, to the prophet Gagabu and beg him to send the pastophorus Teta, who usually accompanies me. "

    Uarda : a Romance of Ancient Egypt — Volume 01

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