canopic vase
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 vase — noun a jar used in ancient Egypt to contain entrails of an embalmed body • Syn: ↑canopic jar • Hypernyms: ↑jar * * * noun see canopic jar * * * Canopic vase, 1. a ceremonial vase used in Egypt, chiefly for holding the entrails of e …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — 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 urn — [kə nō′pik] n. 〚< L Canopicus, after CANOPUS1〛 an urn used in ancient Egypt to hold and preserve the internal organs of the mummified dead: also canopic jar (or vase) * * * …   Universalium

  • canopic urn — [kə nō′pik] n. [< L Canopicus, after CANOPUS1] an urn used in ancient Egypt to hold and preserve the internal organs of the mummified dead: also canopic jar (or vase) …   English World dictionary

  • canopic — adj. Phrases and idioms: Canopic jar (or vase) an urn used for holding the entrails of an embalmed body in an ancient Egyptian burial. Etymology: L Canopicus f. Canopus in ancient Egypt …   Useful english dictionary

  • vase — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. urn, cup, chalice, jug, amphora, ampulla. See receptacle. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. vessel, urn, jar, pottery, porcelain, receptacle, flower holder, ornament. Types of vases include: amphora, burette,… …   English dictionary for students

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

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