[ skent, pskent ]
/ skɛnt, pskɛnt /


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

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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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