[ hawr-uh s, hohr- ]
/ ˈhɔr əs, ˈhoʊr- /

noun Egyptian Religion.

a solar deity, regarded as either the son or the brother of Isis and Osiris, and usually represented as a falcon or as a man with the head of a falcon.

Origin of Horus

< Late Latin Hōrus < Greek Hôros < Egyptian ḥr
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/ (ˈhɔːrəs) /


a solar god of Egyptian mythology, usually depicted with a falcon's head

Word Origin for Horus

via Late Latin from Greek Hōros, from Egyptian Hur hawk
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Word Origin and History for horus


1851, Egyptian hawk-headed god, from Latin Horus, from Egyptian Hor, literally "the high-flying one."

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