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Apis

[ey-pis] /ˈeɪ pɪs/
noun, Egyptian Religion.
1.
a sacred bull worshiped at Memphis: identified originally with Ptah and later assimilated with Osiris to form the Ptolemaic Serapis.
Also called Hapi, Hap.
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  • Apis is no less efficacious against the higher grades of ophthalmia.

    Apis Mellifica C. W. Wolf
  • Apis is the most appropriate remedy for inflammation of the tongue, mouth, and throat.

    Apis Mellifica C. W. Wolf
  • If the liver is organically diseased, Apis is no longer sufficient.

    Apis Mellifica C. W. Wolf
  • These are all the rules which I have so far been able to infer from my use of Apis.

    Apis Mellifica C. W. Wolf
  • In such a case it is above all things necessary to saturate the organism with Apis.

    Apis Mellifica C. W. Wolf
  • This result is most certainly accomplished by means of Apis.

    Apis Mellifica C. W. Wolf
  • Resolution may be depended upon in every case, where Apis has been resorted to in time.

    Apis Mellifica C. W. Wolf
  • At the same hour news had come from Memphis that the sacred bull Apis was dead.

    Uarda, Complete Georg Ebers
  • I recently succeeded in giving perfect relief with Apis Mel.

  • Calmet notes, in this connection, that the Apis of India was red-coloured.

    Demonology and Devil-lore Moncure Daniel Conway
British Dictionary definitions for Apis

Apis

/ˈɑːpɪs/
noun
1.
(in ancient Egypt) a sacred bull worshipped at Memphis
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