a cross with a top loop, an ancient Egyptian symbol of life
Origin of ankhEgyptian life, soul
A cross shaped like a T with a loop at the top, especially as used in ancient Egypt as a symbol of life. Also called ansate cross.
Origin of ankhEgyptian ‘n&hlowbrev;, life.
- A cross shaped like a T with a loop at the top, the Egyptian hieroglyph representing the Egyptian triliteral ˤnḫ (“life”) and often used as an amulet or charm for this concept.