Anubis

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Anubis Egyptian god of tombs and ruler of the underworld; usually depicted as a man with the head of a jackal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Anubis (Myth) An Egyptian deity, the conductor of departed spirits to judgment, represented by a human figure with the head of a jackal, dog or fox.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Anubis An Egyptian deity, represented with the head of a dog or jackal, and identified by the later Greeks and Romans with their Hermes or Mercury.
    • n Anubis In zoöl.: A generic name of the fennec of Bruce, Anubis zerda, a kind of fox, the Canis zerda of Gmelin, the Fennecus zoarensis of some authors, supposed to be the animal taken for a jackal in certain Egyptian hiero-glyphs. The specific name of a very large kind of baboon, the Cynocephalus anubis of western Africa.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

A little farther on stood a statue of Anubis.
"Out of the Triangle" by Mary E. Bamford
Apis bellowed, Anubis barked.
"Imperial Purple" by Edgar Saltus
The beasts of Anubis will have a better supper than we to-night.
"Uarda, Complete A Romance Of Ancient Egypt" by Georg Ebers
Go to the temple and pray, or, if that is of no avail, go to Asclepios or Anubis and have the demon cast out.
"The Sisters, Complete" by Georg Ebers
The figure with the stylized jackal head was Anubis, the god of death.
"The Egyptian Cat Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Apis could bellow, Anubis bark; man might not even stutter.
"The Lords of the Ghostland" by Edgar Saltus
Some months ago I made a record of the voice of the great Anubis baboon, in Philadelphia.
"The Speech of Monkeys" by R. L. Garner
Thus did the goddess gather up the scattered members of her spouse, that she might resuscitate him with the aid of Thoth and Anubis.
"Sulamith: A Romance of Antiquity" by Alexandre Kuprin
Even the Hawk of Horus and the Jackal of Anubis had to retire to obscurity when Apis came along, mumbling and pawing up the dust.
"The Ship Dwellers" by Albert Bigelow Paine
A few young monkeys and one old Anubis baboon alone took no notice of the snake.
"The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition)" by Charles Darwin
There besides was the famous temple of the jackal-headed god, Anubis.
"The Pharaoh and the Priest" by Alexander Glovatski
The Egyptians, as may be imagined, were exceedingly scandalized at this want of reverence, and Anubis lost much of his credit.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 4 (of 10)" by Fran├žois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
In ancient Egypt the god Anubis, who guided souls to the Otherworld, was dog-headed, as Herodotus says, or jackal-headed.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
The Crab was consecrated to Anubis or Mercury.
"Astronomical Myths" by John F. Blake
There were images of the god Apis, of the god Ra, of Thoth and Anubis, with the heads of an ox, an ibis, a dog.
"The Tour" by Louis Couperus
The jackal was the emblem of Anubis, son of Osiris, and brother of Thoth.
"Cleopatra's Needle" by James King
To the seven or eight great gods was appended a circle of twelve gods, and among these Thoth and Anubis.
"The History of Antiquity, Vol. I (of VI)" by Max Duncker
Anubis, 22, 209, 211, 236.
"The Conflict of Religions in the Early Roman Empire" by T. R. Glover
Among the Romans, Cancer was consecrated to Mercury, and by the ancient Egyptians to their god Anubis.
"Astronomical Curiosities" by J. Ellard Gore
There I should never dream of the weird face of Anubis and the ghastly terrors of the cities underground.
"One of Cleopatra's Nights and Other Fantastic Romances" by Thophile Gautier
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In poetry:

But these, thy lovers, are not dead. Still by the
hundred-cubit gate
Dog-faced Anubis sits in state with lotus-lilies
for thy head.
"The Sphinx" by Oscar Wilde

In news:

The lbizan Hound is considered to be one of the most ancient breeds of hounds and bears a striking resemblance to the Egyptian god, Anubis.
And to the dog god, Anubis.
You may have already grown accustomed to the giant fiberglass statue of Anubis outside the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Anubis, the god of Egyptian afterlife, stands outside King Street Station in Seattle.
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