noun, plural scar·a·bae·us·es, scar·a·bae·i [skar-uh-bee-ahy] /ˌskær əˈbi aɪ/.
Origin of scarabaeus
Examples from the Web for scarabaeus
The scarabaeus, or sacred beetle, was the adornment of rings and necklaces; even the men wore necklaces and rings and chains.Beacon Lights of History, Volume III|John Lord
To the centre is suspended by a small ring a scarabaeus of solid gold inlaid with lapis lazuli.
And as much may be said of the larva of Scarabaeus pentodon, a fellow-boarder of the Oryctes and the Cetonia.More Hunting Wasps|J. Henri Fabre
The Scarabaeus was the insignium or the 'arms,' of a very distinguished and very rare patrician family.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe|Edgar Allan Poe
It has been suggested that Baalzebub was the dung-beetle, Scarabaeus pillularius, worshipped in Egypt.