What does ankh mean?

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  1. ankh(Noun)

    A cross shaped like a T with a loop at the top, the Egyptian hieroglyph representing the Egyptian triliteral and often used as an amulet or charm for this concept.

  2. ankh(Noun)

    A protection.


  1. Ankh

    The ankh, also known as key of life, the key of the Nile or crux ansata, was the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic character that read "life", a triliteral sign for the consonants ꜥ-n-ḫ. It represents the concept of eternal life, which is the general meaning of the symbol. The Egyptian gods are often portrayed carrying it by its loop, or bearing one in each hand, arms crossed over their chest. The origin of ankh is highly debated and it is represented by an oval or point-down teardrop set atop a T shape.

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    The ankh symbol -- In this Symbols.com article you will learn about the meaning of the ankh symbol and its characteristic.

Anagrams for ankh »

  1. khan, Khan

  2. hank, Hank

  3. Hank

  4. Khan


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ankh in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ankh in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Images & Illustrations of ankh

  1. ankhankhankh

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