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Book of the Dead


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A collection of ancient Egyptian funerary texts from various periods, containing prayers, magic formulas, and hymns to be used by the soul of the deceased for guidance and protection on its journey to the afterlife.

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  • proper noun The ancient Egyptian funerary text.


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A calque of the German Todtenbuch (der Ägypter), used by Karl Richard Lepsius in his 1842 publication describing the text.


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