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kəˈnoʊ pɪk, -ˈnɒp ɪkcanopic jar

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. canopic jar, canopic vase(noun)

    a jar used in ancient Egypt to contain entrails of an embalmed body

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  1. canopic jar(Noun)

    An Egyptian pottery container in which the entrails of a mummy have been placed.

    Etymology: From Canopus, a city in northern Egypt.

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  1. Canopic jar

    Canopic jars were used by the Ancient Egyptians during the mummification process to store and preserve the viscera of their owner for the afterlife. They were commonly either carved from limestone or were made of pottery. These jars were used by Ancient Egyptians from the time of the Old Kingdom up until the time of the Late Period or the Ptolemaic Period, by which time the viscera were simply wrapped and placed with the body. The viscera were not kept in a single canopic jar: each jar was reserved for specific organs. The name "canopic" reflects the mistaken association by early Egyptologists with the Greek legend of Canopus. Canopic jars of the Old Kingdom were rarely inscribed, and had a plain lid. In the Middle Kingdom inscriptions became more usual, and the lids were often in the form of human heads. By the Nineteenth dynasty each of the four lids depicted one of the four sons of Horus, as guardians of the organs.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of canopic jar in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of canopic jar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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