[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. atchafalaya,
  2. atchison,
  3. atchoo,
  4. ate,
  5. atebrin,
  6. atelectasis,
  7. ateleiosis,
  8. atelier,
  9. ateliosis,
  10. ateliotic dwarf

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