[ ah-tef-kroun ]
/ ˈɑ tɛfˌkraʊn /


a symbolic headdress of certain Egyptian gods, as Osiris, and of Egyptian kings, consisting of a tall conical cap flanked by two plumes and bearing representations of the uraeus and the sun.

Origin of atef-crown

atef, vocalization of Egyptian yt father + the f-symbol (a horned viper), orig. taken as part of the word, but now thought to be a nonphonetic determinative Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for atef-crown

  • Osiris is generally represented with his whole body shrouded in a covering and his head surmounted by the atef-crown; thus, .

    The New York Obelisk|Charles E. Moldenke