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[im-hoh-tep] /ɪmˈhoʊ tɛp/
flourished 27th century b.c, Egyptian physician, sage, and architect: identified with Asclepius. Unabridged
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  • "He got the furs on Imhotep; he traded for them," Harkaman said.

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  • Chermosh is away off to the side from Agni and Imhotep in either case.

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  • Imhotep was the son of Ptah, who, at Alexandria, was merged in Serapis.

  • Asclepiodorus is angry—not with you, for he knows from Imhotep that you are taking care of a sick child—but with Irene.

    The Sisters, Complete Georg Ebers
  • His son is Imhotep, he who comes in peace; the Greeks regarded this god as a physician, and called him Asclepios.

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    Allan Menzies
  • He was sitting on a throne, himself, and he wore a crown just as ornate as King Angus', and robes of white and black Imhotep furs.

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  • The design of this is attributed to Imhotep, the first figure of a physician to stand out clearly from the mists of antiquity.

  • Go to Imhotep or to Chunsu the counsellor, or to the great Techuti herself, who helps the sick.

    Uarda, Complete Georg Ebers
  • The association of Imhotep with the famous temple at Edfu is of special interest.

British Dictionary definitions for Imhotep


c. 2600 bc, Egyptian physician and architect. After his death he was worshipped as a god; the Greeks identified him with Asclepius
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