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Meaning of "Khonsu" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF KHONSU

Khonsu  [ˈkɒnsuː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF KHONSU

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Khonsu is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES KHONSU MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Khonsu

Khonsu

Khonsu is an Ancient Egyptian god whose main role was associated with the moon. His name means "traveller" and this may relate to the nightly travel of the moon across the sky. Along with Thoth he marked the passage of time. Khonsu was instrumental in the creation of new life in all living creatures. At Thebes he formed part of a family triad with Mut as his mother and Amun his father. At Kom Ombo he was worshipped as son of Sobek and Hathor.

Definition of Khonsu in the English dictionary

The definition of Khonsu in the dictionary is a moon god worshipped especially at Thebes.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH KHONSU


babassu
ˌbɑːbəˈsuː
Chuang-tzu
ˈtʃwæŋ ˈtsuː
Clarenceux
ˈklærənsuː
Gansu
ˈɡænˈsuː
Hamamatsu
ˌhæməˈmætsuː
Jiangsu
ˈdʒjæŋˈsuː
jujitsu
dʒuːˈdʒɪtsuː
Lao-tzu
ˈlaʊˈtsuː
lasso
læˈsuː
masu
ˈmɑːsuː
Matsu
mætˈsuː
ninjutsu
nɪnˈdʒʌtsuː
sault
suː
shiatsu
ˌʃiːˈætsuː
shih-tzu
ˈʃiːˈtsuː
Sioux
suː
sou
suː
susu
ˈsuːsuː
Takamatsu
ˌtækəˈmætsuː
tiramisu
ˌtiːrəmiːˈsuː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE KHONSU

Khiva
Khmer
Khmer Republic
Khmer Rouge
Khmerian
Khodzhent
Khoikhoi
Khoisan
khoja
Khojent
Khomeini
khor
Khotan
khoum
Khrushchev
khud
Khufu
Khujand
Khulna

WORDS THAT END LIKE KHONSU

bussu
Ieyasu
Iyeyasu
Jesu
jiujitsu
jiujutsu
jujutsu
Kansu
Kiangsu
lassu
pari passu
qinghaosu
Tokugawa Iyeyasu
zaibatsu

Synonyms and antonyms of Khonsu in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Khonsu» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF KHONSU

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The translations of Khonsu from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Khonsu» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

孔苏
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Khonsu
570 millions of speakers

English

Khonsu
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Khonsu
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

خنسو
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Хонсу
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Khonsu
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Khonsu
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Khonsou
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Khonsu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

khonsu
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

Khonsu
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

Khonsu
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Khonsu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Khonsu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Khonsu
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

खोंसु
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Khonsu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Khonsu
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

khonsu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Хонсу
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Khonsu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Khonsu
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

khonsu
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Khonsu
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Khonsu
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Khonsu

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «KHONSU»

The term «Khonsu» is normally little used and occupies the 119.115 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «KHONSU» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Khonsu

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «KHONSU»

Discover the use of Khonsu in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Khonsu and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Egyptian Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Goddesses, and ...
Primary sources: PT 522; CT 214; Famine stela; P. Westcar; Esna hymns KHONSU (KHONS, CHONS) Khonsu was a moon god whose name means "the Traveler." In the south of Egypt he was said to be the son of Amun and Mut. In the north ...
Geraldine Pinch, 2002
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Popular Stories of Ancient Egypt:
When the messenger arrived in the presence of His Majesty, in year xxiii, the st of Pakhons, the day of the feast of Amon, while His Majesty was at Thebes, behold, His Majesty spake again, in the presence of Khonsu in Thebes, god of good ...
Gaston Maspero, Hasan M. El-Shamy, 2002
3
Handbook of Egyptian Mythology
Primary sources: PT 522; CT 214; Famine stela; P. Westcar; Esna hymns KHONSU (KHONS, CHONS) Khonsu was a moon god whose name means “the Traveler.” In the south of Egypt he was said to be the son of Amun and Mut. In the north ...
Geraldine Pinch, 2002
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The Enigmatic Netherworld Books of the Solar-Osirian Unity: ...
The elongated city determinative, rather than belonging to Wzs.t, actually belongs to 'Ip.t-S.wt, and the three seated divinities serve as the plural strokes.24 These three are specifically the deities worshipped at Karnak — Amun, Khonsu, and ...
John Coleman Darnell, 2004
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The Ancient Egyptian Book of Thoth: Text
One has the impression that the author of the Book of Thoth may sometimes portray Khonsu-Thoth, a lunar compound deity well known from Edfu,29 although there are certainly Osirian aspects as well. Khonsu-Neferhotep is particularly ...
Richard Lewis Jasnow, Karl-Theodor Zauzich, 2005
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Ancient Egyptian Medicine
Ebbell (1937) translated Khonsu's tumour (aat net Khonsu) as tubercular (i.e. nodular) leprosy, and this view was supported by Lefebvre (1956). This is based on the following extracts of Ebers 874: Instructions for a tumour of Khonsu (aat net ...
John F. Nunn, 2002
7
The Libyan Anarchy: Inscriptions from Egypt's Third ...
FOuR ClERICAl GRAFFITI FROm THE KHOnSu TEmPlE ROOF (nOS. 10, 11, 121, AnD 19) Throughout the Third Intermediate Period, the Khonsu temple at Karnak was the most imposing contemporary construction in Thebes, and its roof  ...
‎2009
8
the valley of the golden mummies
At least a few sections of this temple were built by the high priest Zed-Khonsu- efankh during the reign of Ahmose II of i he Twenty-sixth Dynasty. The priest's brother, Sheben-Khonsu, was governor of the town, which flourished until the Roman ...
zahi hawass, 2000
9
Religion in Ancient Egypt: Gods, Myths, and Personal Practice
Though he may have been the same Her- mopolitan Thoth who appears in the names of the Thutmoside kings, this moon god was described and worshiped at Thebes as Khonsu, the son of Amun-Re and of Mut, "the Mother" (fig. n).
Byron Esely Shafer, Leonard H. Lesko, David P. Silverman, 1991
10
Invoking the Egyptian Gods
It wasn't until the New Kingdom period that Khonsu rose to prominence, described as “the greatest god of the great gods.” Most of the temple construction at Karnak was centered on Khonsu during the Rameses II dynasty. Khonsu was the god ...
Judith Page, Judith Biles, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «KHONSU»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Khonsu is used in the context of the following news items.
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Egypt's Karnak temple theft claims 'unfounded': Officials
... of the American Research Centre in Cairo which is working in Khonsu temple and tomb number 110 at Assassif on Luxor's west bank. «Ahram Online, Jun 15»
2
Summer Solstice, and the gender-stereotyping is easy
There were also Moon gods, such as Thoth and Khonsu. Ancient Heathens worshipped Sol and Mani. Sol was the goddess of the Sun, and her ... «Patheos, Jun 15»
3
From Deadpool to Moon Knight, These Superheroes NEED a TV Show
Bushman beat him to a pulp, when all of a sudden, several roaming Egyptians carried his body to the statue of Khonsu, who is the Egyptian ... «moviepilot.com, Jun 15»
4
DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS LEAD CHRISTIE'S …
... and a splendid section of an Egyptian papyrus scroll with text from the Book of the Dead for Nes-Khonsu, with an exquisite vignette showing ... «ArtfixDaily, May 15»
5
Why Telltale Should Adapt Marvel's Moon Knight
Killed during a mission in Egypt, Spector regains his life when the moon god Khonsu resurrects him as his avatar on earth. Most incarnations of ... «IGN, Apr 15»
6
Head into the pharaoh's tomb with Dynamic Earth on March 7
She was the mother of Khonsu the moon-god and was associated with vultures. The goddess had a bad reputation for attacking humans when ... «NorthernLife.ca, Mar 15»
7
Nord Country School students showcase lessons with Egyptian wax …
Admiring the tall paper crown of Osiris, the feathered falcon face of Khonsu, the long black beak of Set — children and adults alike were ... «Chico Enterprise-Record, Feb 15»
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Lara Croft And The Temple Of Osiris Icy Death DLC Now Available …
(Crystal Dynamics) I said 'brrr' it's cold in here, there must be some Khonsu in the atmosphere. Everyone's second favorite archaeologist is ... «Gamenguide, Jan 15»
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Octadrachm, reverse: jugate portrait of Ptolemy I and Berenice I …
Variously renamed Harpocrates, Khonsu, Harpre, or Somtus, even while remaining Horus in some essential part, this too was a god whom ... «The New York Review of Books, Oct 14»
10
Why do we like making lists?
... ("suffering with his eye" / "drinking with Khonsu") to Christopher Hitchens' alternative Ten Commandments ("Turn off that fucking cellphone"). «The Independent, Oct 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Khonsu [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/khonsu>. Dec 2019 ».
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