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[muh-aht, mey-uh t]
noun Egyptian Religion.
  1. the goddess personifying law and righteousness.
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Examples from the Web for maat

Historical Examples

  • The most prominent Egyptian abstract deity is Maat, 'truth.'

    Introduction to the History of Religions

    Crawford Howell Toy

  • Worshipped be thou whom the goddess Maat embraceth at morn and at eve.

  • I sometimes thinks me own ghost is out on the s'arch without me body, an' I shouldn't be surprised to maat it some day.

    The Lost Trail

    Edward S. Ellis

  • Releasing Burt's hand, Critch caught the loop of the symbol of Maat and stood it on end.

  • See thou Horus at the look-out at the bow, and at his sides Thoth and Maat.

Word Origin and History for maat


Egyptian goddess, literally (in Egyptian) "truth."

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