a tau (T-shaped) cross with a loop at the top, used as a symbol of generation or enduring life.
- Also called an·sate cross [an-seyt kraws, kros] /ˈæn seɪt ˈkrɔs, ˈkrɒs/ .
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How to use ankh in a sentence
The largest was formed of half amber and half gold beads, and held a large pendant in the shape of the ankh.
Taking a spear from Mbopo he passed it through the loop of the golden ankh and signed to the two brothers to raise it.
Then came the two brothers of Mbopo, carrying the golden ankh between them on a spear, while a third man bore the mummy-case.
No sooner had they deposited the ankh than Burt chanced to touch one of the pigmies in the dark.
The ankh merely vibrates to evil because of the closed loop at the top, which makes a return circuit.The Eyes Have It | Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for ankh
a tau cross with a loop on the top, symbolizing eternal life: often appearing in Egyptian personal names, such as Tutankhamen: Also called: ansate cross, crux ansata
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