One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(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
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, intellectView synonyms
- ‘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.’
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