scarab

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia
a scarab beetle, Oxysternon conspicillatum
Wikispecies has information on:

Wikispecies

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French scarabée, from Latin scarabaeus (beetle), from Ancient Greek κάραβος (kárabos, beetle).

Noun[edit]

scarab (plural scarabs)

  1. A beetle of the species Scarabaeus sacer, sacred to the ancient Egyptians.
  2. Any species of beetle belonging to the family Scarabaeidae.
  3. A symbol, seal, amulet, or gem fashioned to resemble the sacred beetle.

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout#Translations.

Anagrams[edit]