- a tau cross with a loop at the top, used as a symbol of generation or enduring life.
Origin of ankh
Examples from the Web for ankh
Historical Examples of ankh
Its hieroglyphic name is Ankh, and its signification is “to live.”The Swastika
And here the inquiry is suggested, Was the ankh am the same as the modern henneh?The Blood Covenant
H. Clay Trumbull
"Lay him here this way—right beside the ankh," replied Burt.
Then come the two brothers carryin' the ankh between 'em on the spear.
The ankh and mummy-case were set down right in front of him.
- a tau cross with a loop on the top, symbolizing eternal life: often appearing in Egyptian personal names, such as TutankhamenAlso called: ansate cross, crux ansata
Word Origin for ankh
Word Origin and History for ankh
tau cross with an oval at the top, Egyptian symbol of life, 1873, from Egyptian ankh, literally "life, soul." Also known as crux ansata.