Search Result for "scarab":
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. scarabaeid beetle considered divine by ancient Egyptians;
[syn: scarab, scarabaeus, Scarabaeus sacer]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scarab \Scar"ab\, Scarabee \Scar"a*bee\, n. [L. scarabaeus; cf. F. scarab['e]e.] 1. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of lamellicorn beetles of the genus Scarabaeus, or family Scarabaeidae, especially the sacred, or Egyptian, species (Scarabaeus sacer, and Scarabaeus Egyptiorum). [1913 Webster] 2. (Egyptian Archaeology, Jewelry) A stylized representation of a scarab beetle carved in stone or faience, or made in baked clay, usually in a conventionalized form in which the beetle has its legs held closely at its sides, and commonly having an inscription on the flat underside; -- a symbol of resurrection, used by the ancient Egyptians as an ornament or a talisman, and in modern times used in jewelry, usually by engraving the formalized scarab design on cabuchon stones. Also used attributively; as, a scarab bracelet [a bracelet containing scarabs]; a ring with a scarab [the carved stone itelf]. [1913 Webster +PJC]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

26 Moby Thesaurus words for "scarab": amulet, charm, fetish, fylfot, gammadion, good-luck charm, hoodoo, juju, love charm, lucky bean, lucky piece, madstone, mascot, mumbo jumbo, obeah, periapt, philter, phylactery, scarabaeus, scarabee, sudarium, swastika, talisman, veronica, voodoo, whammy




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