[ kahs ]
/ kɑs /


(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.

Nearby words

  1. karyotin,
  2. karyotype,
  3. karyotypic,
  4. karyotyping,
  5. karzai,
  6. kas.,
  7. kasai,
  8. kasai operation,
  9. kasavubu,
  10. kasavubu, joseph

Origin of kas

From Dutch; see origin at case2


[ kah ]
/ kɑ /

noun Egyptian Religion.

a spiritual entity, an aspect of the individual, believed to live within the body during life and to survive it after death.

Origin of ka

1890–95; < Egyptian kʾ


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/ (kɑː) /


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

Word Origin for ka

from Egyptian

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