- a solar deity declared by Amenhotep IV to be the only god, represented as a solar disk with rays ending in human hands.
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"I—I ha' not 'aten much fur two or three days," he said to Evans."Seth"
Frances Hodgson Burnett
He is a youth glorious and beloved like Aten, when he shines in the horizon.The New York Obelisk
Charles E. Moldenke
Aten, the disk of the sun, stands in a class by himself in Egyptian mythology.
But, as has been said, Aten was incapable of this fusion with the local gods.
Aten began to circle for height Tommy refilled the magazine.The Fifth-Dimension Tube
William Fitzgerald Jenkins
- (in ancient Egypt) the solar disc worshipped as the sole god in the reign of Akhenaten
- a variant spelling of Aten
a name of the sun in ancient Egypt, from Egyptian itn.
variant of Aten.