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Aten

[aht-n]
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Aton

or A·ten

[aht-n]
noun Egyptian Religion.
  1. a solar deity declared by Amenhotep IV to be the only god, represented as a solar disk with rays ending in human hands.
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Historical Examples

  • "I—I ha' not 'aten much fur two or three days," he said to Evans.

    "Seth"

    Frances Hodgson Burnett

  • He is a youth glorious and beloved like Aten, when he shines in the horizon.

    The New York Obelisk

    Charles E. Moldenke

  • Aten, the disk of the sun, stands in a class by himself in Egyptian mythology.

  • But, as has been said, Aten was incapable of this fusion with the local gods.

  • Aten began to circle for height Tommy refilled the magazine.

    The Fifth-Dimension Tube

    William Fitzgerald Jenkins


British Dictionary definitions for aten

Aten

Aton

noun
  1. (in ancient Egypt) the solar disc worshipped as the sole god in the reign of Akhenaten
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Aton

noun
  1. a variant spelling of Aten
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Word Origin and History for aten

Aten

a name of the sun in ancient Egypt, from Egyptian itn.

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Aton

variant of Aten.

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