scarab

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a scarab beetle, Oxysternon conspicillatum
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From Middle French scarabée, from Latin scarabaeus (beetle).

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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.
    • 1887, H. Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure[1]:
      The scarab, which is a very small one, Leo had insisted upon having set in a massive gold ring, such as is generally used for signets, and it was this very ring that I now picked up.

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  • Irish: scarab
  • Welsh: sgarab

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