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pschent

[skent, pskent] /skɛnt, pskɛnt/
noun
1.
the double crown worn by ancient Egyptian kings, symbolic of dominion over Upper and Lower Egypt, which had previously been separate kingdoms.
Origin of pschent
1805-1815
1805-15; < Greek pschént < Egyptian pʾ-sh̬mty, equivalent to pʾ- deictic + sh̬m powerful + ty feminine dual marker
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