Definition of ka in English:



  • (in ancient Egypt) the supposed spiritual part of an individual human being or god, which survived (with the soul) after death and could reside in a statue of the person.

    See also ba
    • ‘When born, every ancient Egyptian received their ka and it would stay with them until their death.’
    • ‘Ancient Egyptians believed that death occurs when a person's ka, leaves the body.’
    soul, spirit, self, inner self, innermost self, ego, inner ego, true being, essential nature, life force, vital force, inner man, inner woman, persona, identity, personality, individuality, make-up, subconscious, mind, intellect
    View synonyms