Aten

[aht-n]

Aton

or A·ten

[aht-n]
noun Egyptian Religion.
  1. 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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Aten

Aton

noun
  1. (in ancient Egypt) the solar disc worshipped as the sole god in the reign of Akhenaten

Aton

noun
  1. a variant spelling of Aten
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Word Origin and History for aten

Aten

a name of the sun in ancient Egypt, from Egyptian itn.

Aton

variant of Aten.

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