[ uh-noo-bis, uh-nyoo- ]

nounEgyptian Religion.
  1. the god of tombs and weigher of the hearts of the dead: represented as having the head of a jackal.

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How to use Anubis in a sentence

  • In Ancient Egypt the dog-headed god Anubis was the guide and protector of souls.

    Ancient Man in Britain | Donald A. (Donald Alexander) Mackenzie
  • Anubis, the jackal, or dog-headed protector of the dead, presides over the process of embalming.

British Dictionary definitions for Anubis


/ (əˈnjuːbɪs) /

  1. Egyptian myth a deity, a son of Osiris, who conducted the dead to judgment. He is represented as having a jackal's head and was identified by the Greeks with Hermes

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