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  1. (in the Netherlands and in Dutch colonies) a large cabinet of the 17th and 18th centuries, having two doors and often a number of drawers at the bottom, and usually having an elaborately painted or carved decoration with a heavy cornice.
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Origin of kas

From Dutch; see origin at case2


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. Kansas.
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  1. (in ancient Egypt) an attendant spirit supposedly dwelling as a vital force in a man or statue
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from Egyptian
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