What is another word for scarab?

Pronunciation: [skˈaɹab] (IPA)

Scarab is a word that refers to a type of beetle that was revered in ancient Egyptian mythology. It was believed to represent rebirth and regeneration, and was often depicted in art and jewelry. There are several synonyms for the word scarab, including dung beetle, sacred beetle, and Khepri. Dung beetle comes from the beetle's habit of rolling balls of dung into its burrow, and was considered a symbol of fertility in some cultures. Sacred beetle refers to the beetle's religious significance in many ancient civilizations, while Khepri is the name of the god who was believed to represent the rising sun and the cyclical nature of life.

What are the hypernyms for Scarab?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Scarab?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the holonyms for Scarab?

Holonyms are words that denote a whole whose part is denoted by another word.

Usage examples for Scarab

"Ah'm, Jock Furgusson frae Auchtermurrchty and Achterlony, longest maun in the forty twa," he begins-but somebody help me-I've forgotten how he goes on, a long rigmarole in broadest Doric; the words and intonation so perfect, you can so little believe your eyes that you are landed with a scarab or a string of beads before you have recovered, and he is off to another passenger, clippin' 'is g's and r's and puttin' in h's to some Englishmen.
"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah"
William G. Burn Murdoch
She herself wore, on her left ankle, a jeweled band in which was set a sacred scarab.
Albert Payson Terhune
She threw back her cloak presently, and Maggie observed that she was busy with various very beautiful little emblems-a scarab, a snake swallowing its tail, and so forth-all exquisitely made, and hung upon a slender chain of some green enamel-like material.
"The Necromancers"
Robert Hugh Benson

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