crux ansata

/ (ænˈseɪtə) /

noun plural cruces ansatae (ænˈseɪtiː)

another term for ankh


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Word Origin for crux ansata

New Latin, literally: cross with a handle
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Example sentences from the Web for crux ansata

  • A mixed vision, this of yours, Leo, with its mountain peak shaped like a crux-ansata and the rest.

    Ayesha|H. Rider Haggard
  • She is crowned and always bears the male symbol of life—the crux-ansata.