Origin of scarab
Examples from the Web for scarab
The Egyptian scarab, on its rounded side, had been naturalistically carved in relief in beetle form.
Represented with the head and legs of a man the scarab was an emblem of Ptah.
M. Mariette says, that the mummies of the XIth Dynasty nearly always have a scarab on the little finger of the left hand.
The scarab, being a symbol of faith, might be of some assistance.
The general outline of the ring is like a stirrup, a form which of course varied in accordance with the size of the scarab.Jewellery|H. Clifford Smith,
British Dictionary definitions for scarab
Word Origin for scarab
Word Origin and History for scarab
"black dung beetle," held sacred by the ancient Egyptians, 1570s, from Middle French scarabeé, from Latin scarabaeus, name of a type of beetle, from Greek karabos "beetle, crayfish," a foreign word, according to Klein probably Macedonian (the suffix -bos is non-Greek). Related: Scarabaean. In ancient use, also a gem cut in a shape like a scarab beetle and with an inscription on the underside.