- the double crown worn by ancient Egyptian kings, symbolic of dominion over Upper and Lower Egypt, which had previously been separate kingdoms.
Origin of pschent
1805–15; < Greek pschént < Egyptian pʾ-sh̬mty, equivalent to pʾ- deictic + sh̬m powerful + ty feminine dual marker
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Examples from the Web for pschent
The nobles of the court having drawn near to place the pschent upon my head: 'Place the diadem upon his forehead!'
Combined with one another they form the complete regal head-dress ordinarily called the pschent.
From the sole of the feet to the apex of the pschent which the king bears on his head, they are about sixty-five feet in height.
What colossal statues, hewn out of one block of stone and towering to the sky, with the pschent crowns of their diadems!The Tour