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menat

[ mey-naht ]
/ ˈmeɪ nɑt /
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noun
an amulet worn by certain Egyptians in ancient times to secure divine protection and to ensure fertility.
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Origin of menat

Vocalization of Egyptian mnyt
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How to use menat in a sentence

  • The habitat and name suggest Yucca, Walapai menat, but the Walapai speak of cooking the fruit, not the root.

    Seven Mohave Myths|A. L. Kroeber
  • St. Carileff was a monk at Menat, near Clermont, and died about 540.

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