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or A·ten

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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Historical Examples

  • "They have something about like that on Aton," one of the Mardukan officers said.

    Space Viking

    Henry Beam Piper

  • Aton was one of the forms of the Sun, and perhaps the most material one of all those devised by the Egyptians.

  • Aton presides over the universe and arranges within it the lot of human beings, both Egyptians and foreigners.

  • Aton was the joy which caused the young sheep "to dance upon their feet," and the birds to "flutter in their marshes."

    The Treasury of Ancient Egypt

    Arthur E. P. B. Weigall

  • How far away seemed the great fight between Amon and Aton; how futile the task which Horemheb accomplished so gloriously!

    The Treasury of Ancient Egypt

    Arthur E. P. B. Weigall

British Dictionary definitions for aton


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


variant of Aten.

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