[skent, pskent]


the double crown worn by ancient Egyptian kings, symbolic of dominion over Upper and Lower Egypt, which had previously been separate kingdoms.

Nearby words

  1. psamtik i,
  2. psat,
  3. psat/nmsqt,
  4. psbr,
  5. psc,
  6. psd,
  7. pse,
  8. psec,
  9. psellism,
  10. psephite

Origin of pschent

1805–15; < Greek pschént < Egyptian pʾ-sh̬mty, equivalent to pʾ- deictic + sh̬m powerful + ty feminine dual marker Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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