Thoth

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Thoth Egyptian Moon deity with the head of an ibis; god of wisdom and learning and the arts; scribe of the gods
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Thoth (Zoöl) The Egyptian sacred baboon.
    • Thoth (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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Thoth An Egyptian divinity whom the Greeks assimilated to their Hermes (Mercury). He was the god of speech and hieroglyphics or letters, and of the reckoning of time, and the source of wisdom. He is represented as a human figure, usually with the head of an ibis, and frequently with the moon-disk and -crescent. Also Tat.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Thoth thoth the ancient Egyptian god of wisdom, and the inventor of art, science, letters, &c., ibis-headed, with a tau-cross in his hand.
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Usage

In literature:

I swore it to the Priest of Thoth.
"The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Thoth, god of libraries, a birdgod, moonycrowned.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
THOTH, the Egyptian Mercury, inventor of arts and sciences; represented as having the body of a man and the head of a lamb or ibis.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Thoth, the ibis-headed God of Writing, records the verdict on his tablet.
"The Art Of The Moving Picture" by Vachel Lindsay
The ancient Egyptians considered this book as inspired by the gods, who caused their scribe, Thoth, to write it down.
"The Worlds Greatest Books, Volume XIII." by Various
And they expect us to do a job of work such as not even Thoth could dream up!
"The Sky Is Falling" by Lester del Rey
I have shewn, that Cadmus was Taut, or Thoth; the Taautes of Sanchoniathon.
"A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.)" by Jacob Bryant
Well, no sooner did Tweel hear the name Thoth than he set up a clamor of twittering and squeaking.
"Valley of Dreams" by Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
Thoth was the god of intellect and learning.
"The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 3, February, 1851" by Various
Still we have no right to suppose a particular moon-god, separate from Thoth.
"Moon Lore" by Timothy Harley
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In poetry:

So climb, each ledge an infinite stress,
Lustful as light, as lechery loth,
From the brutality of Besz
To the plumed perjury of Thoth!
"The Wild Ass" by Aleister Crowley
And did you talk with Thoth, and did you hear
the moon-horned Io weep?
And know the painted kings who sleep beneath
the wedge-shaped Pyramid?
"The Sphinx" by Oscar Wilde

In news:

I was parked two blocks off the Thoth parade route in the 5400 block of Chestnut Street on Feb 19 on the grassy apron of the sidewalk.
The Wal-Mart Foundation and Brand Resources Group took home Best in Show honors at PRSA/National Capital Chapter's 43rd annual Thoth Awards Sept 22 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
This year's title also belongs to Stephanie Thoth and Kelley Schetter, both of whom lost the most weight on their respective teams.
In the meantime, congratulations to Big Bear's Biggest Losers: Bob Lischke, Maria Lischke, Stephanie Thoth and Kelley Schetter.
2pm Curtis Kimby fills in for Ms Tiza abacus finch Cinderaura hosts Open Shift Cy Thoth Grawer 2pm.
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In science:

Not all were decoded by their users, and we were most puzzled by the computer code DJEHUTY (Dearborn et al. 2005), because it is a relatively poorly known variant of the name of Thut, Tut, or Thoth.
Astrophysics in 2006
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