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In ancient Egypt, the supposed soul of a person or god, which survived after death but had to be sustained with offerings of food. It was typically represented as a human-headed bird.See also ka
- ‘The ba is everything other than the body that makes a person an individual.’
- ‘The ba is also the link between life on earth and the afterlife.’
- ‘The ba is associated with divinity and power.’
The chemical element barium.
1Bachelor of Arts:‘David Brown, BA’degree holder, person with a degreeView synonyms
3British Association (for the Advancement of Science).
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.