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Sakhet

Definition:

a lion-headed Egyptian goddess; typifies life-destroying power of the sun

Class:

person noun (people)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Egyptian sḫmt ("Sekhmet"), in turn from sḫm ("to have control") (compare sḫm jb...
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Sekhmet | Sachmis

originally the warrior goddess as well as goddess of healing for Upper Egypt. She's depicted as a lioness, the fiercest hunter known to the Egyptians. It was said that her breath created the desert. She was seen as the protector of the pharaohs and led... (45 of 1551 words, pronunciations, 4 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Sekhmet

Collins Dictionary:

Sekhmet [Egyptian mythology]

the Egyptian Warrior goddess, depicted with the head of a lioness (11 of 248 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sekhmet

Britannica Encyclopedia:

Sekhmet [Egyptian goddess] | Sakhmet

in Egyptian religion, a goddess of war and the destroyer of the enemies of the sun god Re. Sekhmet was associated both with disease and with healing ... (27 of 104 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/533052​/Sekhmet

Oxford Dictionary:

Sekhmet

Syllabification: (Sekh·met) [Egyptian Mythology] | a ferocious lioness-goddess, counterpart of the gentle cat-goddess Bastet and wife of Ptah at ... (18 of 37 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/Sekhmet

Sekhmet [Egyptian Mythology]

a ferocious lioness-goddess, counterpart of the gentle cat-goddess Bastet and wife of Ptah at Memphis (15 of 34 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Sekhmet

Random House Dictionary:

Sekhmet [Egyptian mythology]

a blood-thirsty goddess, sometimes identified with Hathor, who attempted to destroy humankind. (12 of 19 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/sekhmet

Wiktionary:

Sekhmet [mythology]

An Ancient Egyptian goddess of violence depicted as having a lion's head. (12 of 15 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Sekhmet

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

Sekhmet [mythology]

Origin: Egyptian sḫmt ("Sekhmet"), in turn from sḫm ("to have control") (compare sḫm jb ("violent")).

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Sekhmet

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