noun, plural sis·trums, sis·tra [sis-truh]. /ˈsɪs trə/.
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We see here very distinctly the design of the egg- and sistrum- shaped bodies.Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism|Thomas Inman
Her blue eyes, filled with tears, were fixed on the sistrum which her weak, emaciated hands had hardly strength to hold.
Tachot seemed to notice this, for she raised her eyes from the sistrum and looked kindly and gratefully at the crowd.
Sistrum, sis′trum, n. a form of rattle used in ancient Egypt in connection with the worship of Isis.
Whole nights were spent sitting in the temple amid the rattling of the sistrum.The Conflict of Religions in the Early Roman Empire|T. R. Glover