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Thoth

[thohth, toht]
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noun Egyptian Religion.
  1. the god of wisdom, learning, and magic represented as a man with the head either of an ibis or of a baboon.
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Examples from the Web for thoth

Historical Examples

  • Save that which is in the ring of Thoth, none will ever more be made.

    The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • In the morning came the news that the Priest of Thoth was dead.

  • According to Champollion he is often seen in the train of Ammon, and then he is Thoth.

    Moon Lore

    Timothy Harley

  • Still we have no right to suppose a particular moon-god, separate from Thoth.

    Moon Lore

    Timothy Harley

  • Many of the other books of Thoth are treatises on chemistry or alchemy.

    Prophetical, Educational and Playing Cards

    Mrs. John King Van Rensselaer


British Dictionary definitions for thoth

Thoth

noun
  1. (in Egyptian mythology) a moon deity, scribe of the gods and protector of learning and the arts
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Word Origin and History for thoth

Thoth

ancient Egyptian god of wisdom and magic, from Latin, from Greek Thoth, from Egyptian Tehuti.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper