Definition of ka in English:

ka

noun

  • (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
    • ‘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.’
    soul, spirit, innermost self, true being, essential nature, life force, vital force, inner man, inner woman, persona, identity, personality, individuality, make-up, subconscious, mind, intellect
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Pronunciation:

ka

/kɑː/