Definition of ankh noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//æŋk//
; NAmE NAmE//æŋk//
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an object or design like a cross but with a loop instead of the top arm, sometimes worn as jewellery. The ankh was used in ancient Egypt as the symbol of life. See related entries: Jewellery Word Origin late 19th cent.: from Egyptian, literally ‘life, soul’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ankh