Definition of Scarabaeus

1. Noun. Scarabaeid beetle considered divine by ancient Egyptians.

Exact synonyms: Scarab, Scarabaeus Sacer
Generic synonyms: Dung Beetle
Group relationships: Genus Scarabaeus



Definition of Scarabaeus

1. [n -BAEI or -BAEUSES]

Medical Definition of Scarabaeus

1. Same as Scarab. Origin: L. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scarabaeus

scapus
scapus pili
scar
scar cancer
scar cancer of the lungs
scar carcinoma
scar tissue
scarab
scarab beetle
scarabaean
scarabaei
scarabaeid
scarabaeid beetle
scarabaeoid
scarabaeus (current term)
scarabaeuses
scarabee
scarabees
scarablike
scaraboid
scarabs
scarabæid
scaramouches
scarbroite
scarce
scarce copper
scarcely
scarcement
scarcements

Literary usage of Scarabaeus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians by John Gardner Wilkinson (1878)
"The scarabaeus may then be considered, 1, an emblem of the sun;2 2, of Ptah, ... The scarabaeus was not only venerated when alive, but embalmed after death, ..."

2. Archaeologia, Or, Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Antiquity by Society of Antiquaries of London (1838)
"Immediately beneath the scarabaeus was a figure of a hawk (see fig. 2), with extended wings, emblematical of Re, or Phra, the Sun. This measured five inches ..."

3. The Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians by John Gardner Wilkinson (1878)
"was sometimes represented with the scarabaeus, in lieu of a head, either with closed or outspread wings ; but his usual form was a human figure with the ..."

4. A Second Series of the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians by John Gardner Wilkinson (1841)
"He was sometimes represented with the scarabaeus, in lieu of a head, either with closed or outspread wings; but his usual form was a human figure with the ..."

5. Cyprus: Its Ancient Cities, Tombs, and Temples: A Narrative of Researches by Luigi Palma di Cesnola, Charles William King, Alexander Stuart Murray (1878)
"Neatly cur with the graver in a scarabaeus of soft stone, enamelled bine, with " artificial cyanus,"* in the regular Egyptian manner. 6. ..."

6. The Universe: Or, The Infinitely Great and the Infinitely Little by Félix-Archimède Pouchet (1884)
"So soon as it has laid it, the scarabaeus makes its way to the dung of some herbivorous mammal and bears off a small mass, in the centre of which this egg ..."

7. Cyprus: Its Ancient Cities, Tombs, and Temples: A Narrative of Researches by Luigi Palma di Cesnola, Charles William King, Alexander Stuart Murray (1878)
"Neat work, in a small scarabaeus of white stone. Silver mounting. 9. Basket on stand, on which is seated Horus in the midst of tall lotus flowers. ..."

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