A cross shaped like a T with a loop at the top, especially as used in ancient Egypt as a symbol of life.
A cross with a top loop, an ancient Egyptian symbol of life.
Webster's New World
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.
Other Word Forms of Ankh
Origin of Ankh
Egyptian ‘nḫ life
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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