Egyptology Glossary: Ancient Egypt and Egyptology has a bewildering array of confusing names and terminology, this Egyptology Glossary will hopefully go some way to describe many of the most common words and phrases.
Egyptology Glossary
Egyptology Glossary

Egyptology Glossary

Ancient Egypt and Egyptology has a bewildering array of confusing names and terminology, this Egyptology Glossary will hopefully go some way to describe many of the most common words and phrases.

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Sa
Sa

Sa meaning brother

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Sah
Sah

Sah meaning amulet

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Sat
Sat

Sat meaning sister

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Sau
Sau

Sau meaning amulet magician

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Sed festival
Sed festival

A festival of rejuvenation and renewal of powers celebrated by reigning kings, often—but not always—in their thirtieth year of rule.

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sedjem
sedjem

sedjem meaning hear.

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SenefIah
SenefIah

SenefIah - blood of the moon

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Senetcher
Senetcher

Senetcher meaning incense

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Serdab
Serdab

An Arabic word meaning a cell; this was a small room in which the statue of the deceased was placed, often found in mastaba tombs. So food and drink could be offered in front of the statue of the deceased.

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Shawabti (also shabti or ushabti)
Shawabti (also shabti or ushabti)

A small mummiform funerary figurine usually inscribed with a magical spell invoking it to perform various agricultural tasks in the underworld on behalf of the deceased.

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Shen ring
Shen ring

A hieroglyph in the form of a rope circle knotted at the bottom. The Egyptians associated the circle with eternity and with the sun disk. The shen-ring also came to symbolize protection.

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Sheni
Sheni

Sheni meaning exorcise

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She-Wer
She-Wer

She-Wer meaning Curse

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Solar or Sun Cult Temple
Solar or Sun Cult Temple

Separate from the development of the Hut Shrines, are the Solar or Sun Cult Temples, where the sun god Re was worshipped, from these temples developed the Aten Temples of the 18th Dynasty. They are particularly associated with the worship of the God Aten and the pharaoh Akhenaten.

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Soonoo
Soonoo

Soonoo meaning doctor/physician

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Sopdet
Sopdet

Sopdet meaning the star of Sirius

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Sunu
Sunu

Sunu meaning doctor or physician

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Sutekh
Sutekh

Sutekh meaning animal of Set recumbent

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