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Imhotep

[im-hoh-tep] /ɪmˈhoʊ tɛp/
noun
1.
flourished 27th century b.c, Egyptian physician, sage, and architect: identified with Asclepius.
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  • "He got the furs on Imhotep; he traded for them," Harkaman said.

    Space Viking Henry Beam Piper
  • 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

Imhotep

/ɪmˈhəʊtɛp/
noun
1.
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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