Canopic jar
canopic jar ca*no"pic jar` n. a jar used in ancient Egyptian tombs to contain the intestines of a person who was mummified for burial; -- also called {canopic vase}. [Also spelled {Canopic jar}.] [PJC]

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  • Canopic jar — Canopic jars were used by ancient Egyptians during the mummification process, and were commonly made of limestone, pottery, wood, or bronze. These jars were used by ancient Egyptians from the period of the Old Kingdom onwards to store various… …   Wikipedia

  • canopic jar — ca*no pic jar n. a jar used in ancient Egyptian tombs to contain the intestines of a person who was mummified for burial; also called {canopic vase}. [Also spelled {Canopic jar}.] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • canopic jar — a jar used in ancient Egypt to contain the entrails of an embalmed body. Also, Canopic jar. Also called canopic vase. [1890 95] * * * In ancient Egyptian funerary ritual, a covered vessel of wood, stone, pottery, or faience containing the… …   Universalium

  • canopic jar — noun a jar used in ancient Egypt to contain entrails of an embalmed body • Syn: ↑canopic vase • Hypernyms: ↑jar …   Useful english dictionary

  • canopic jar — ca•no′pic (or Ca•no′pic) jar′ [[t]kəˈnoʊ pɪk, ˈnɒp ɪk[/t]] n. anh ara a jar used in ancient Egypt to contain the entrails of an embalmed body • Etymology: 1890–95; < L Canōpicus of Canopus …   From formal English to slang

  • Canopic jar — [kə nəʊpɪk] noun a covered urn used in ancient Egyptian burials to hold the visceral organs from an embalmed body. Origin C19: Canopic from L. Canopicus, from Canopus, a town in ancient Egypt …   English new terms dictionary

  • canopic jar — noun Etymology: Canopus, Egyptian Date: 1893 a jar in which the ancient Egyptians preserved the viscera of a deceased person usually for burial with the mummy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • canopic jar —    An ancient Egyptian vase, urn, or jar used as a container for an embalmed human organ …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • canopic jar — noun An Egyptian pottery container in which the entrails of a mummy have been placed …   Wiktionary

  • canopic jar — vessel used in ancient Egypt to house the embalmed organs of the deceased (was buried alongside the mummified body) …   English contemporary dictionary

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