Scarab meaning

skărəb
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Any of numerous beetles of the family Scarabaeidae; a scarabaeid.
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The scarabaeid beetle Scarabaeus sacer, regarded as sacred by the ancient Egyptians.
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A representation of this beetle, such as a ceramic or stone sculpture or a cut gem, used in ancient Egypt as a talisman and a symbol of the soul.
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Any of a large family (Scarabaeidae) of mostly stout-bodied, often brilliantly colored beetles with antennae ending in flattened plates, including the June bugs, cockchafers, and dung beetles.
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The species Scarabaeus sacer of beetle, sacred to the ancient Egyptians.
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Any species of beetle belonging to the family Scarabaeidae.
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A symbol, seal, amulet, or gem fashioned to resemble the sacred beetle.
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Origin of scarab

  • French scarabée from Latin scarabaeus from Greek kārabos spiny lobster, longhorn beetle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French scarabée, from Latin scarabaeus (“beetle"), from Ancient Greek κάραβος (karabos, “beetle").

    From Wiktionary