[ 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.

Origin of kas

From Dutch; see origin at case2

Definition for kas (2 of 3)


[ 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

Definition for kas (3 of 3)

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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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