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