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You can make 10 words from 'ankh' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'ankh'

KHAN 11 

3 letters words from 'ankh'


2 letters words from 'ankh'

AH 5AN 2
HA 5KA 6
NA 2 

All 4 letters words made out of ankh

ankh nakh aknh kanh nkah knah anhk nahk ahnk hank nhak hnak akhn kahn ahkn hakn khan hkan nkha knha nhka hnka khna hkna

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Definitions and meaning of ankh



From Egyptian ꜥnḫ (life, to live, symbol for life),


  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /æŋk/, /ɑːŋk/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ɑŋk/
  • Rhymes: -æŋk, -ɑːŋk
  • Rhymes: -ɒŋk


ankh (plural ankhs)

  1. A cross shaped like a T with a loop at the top, the Egyptian hieroglyph representing the Egyptian triliteral ꜥnḫ (life) and often used as an amulet or charm for this concept.
    • 1994, Mira Bartok, Christine Ronan, Ancient Egypt and Nubia, page 11,
      On temple wall paintings, the ankh is often seen being carried by gods who hold it up to the nose of the pharaoh. This gesture symbolizes the offering of the "breath of life" or eternity. Sometimes the pharaoh is also depicted with a stream of water in the form of ankhs being poured over him during a purification ritual.
    • 2001, Anna Franklin, Paul Mason, Lammas: Celebrating Fruits of the First Harvest, page 245,
      The ankh combines the male and female sexual symbols: a female oval surmounting a male cross. It was also called the Key of the Nile, and was said to represent the sacred marriage between the God and Goddess which took place each year at the source of the Nile before the river flooded. Egyptians regarded the ankh as a universal life charm.
    • 2013, Gordon Strong, Windleroot, page 125,
      Now, the ankh that Thoth always held hovered in the air between Sekhmet and the Magus, and both fixed their gaze upon it.
  2. tau cross


  • (cross): ansate cross, crux ansata, Egyptian cross


See also

  • 𓋹
  • ankh on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons


  • Hank, Kahn, Khan, Nakh, hank, khan



ankh m (plural ankhs)

  1. ankh (cross shaped like a T with a loop at the top)

  • (Arabic) an Egyptian symbol of life, resembling a looped cross, later adapted by Coptic Christians as their cross.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)