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noun Egyptian Religion.
  1. a spiritual entity, an aspect of the individual, believed to live within the body during life and to survive it after death.
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Origin of ka

1890–95; < Egyptian kʾ


  1. kiloampere; kiloamperes.
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  1. variant of ker-.
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Historical Examples

  • Breasted denies that the ka was an element of the personality.

  • Because my Ka has been with me, Rames, and told me that it is a bad act and if we do trouble will come to us.

    Morning Star

    H. Rider Haggard

  • Then the Ka that clings to it eternally awoke at my touch and knew me, or so I suppose.

    The Mahatma and the Hare

    H. Rider Haggard

  • This was to act as the protector Khepra, of the ka or immaterial vitality of the sahu or mummy.


    Isaac Myer

  • The body was embalmed and the Ka dwelt in the sepulchre with it, but went in and out of the tomb.


    Isaac Myer

British Dictionary definitions for ka


  1. (in ancient Egypt) an attendant spirit supposedly dwelling as a vital force in a man or statue
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Word Origin

from Egyptian
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