Flashcards in ancient Egypt Deck (18):
Also, hieroglyphical. designating or pertaining to a pictographic script, particularly that of the ancient Egyptians, in which many of the symbols are conventionalized, recognizable pictures of the things represented.
a sequence of rulers from the same family, stock, or group
a title of an ancient Egyptian king
(in ancient Egypt) a quadrilateral masonry mass having smooth, steeply sloping sides meeting at an apex, used as a tomb.
a person who serves as a professional copyist, especially one who made copies of manuscripts before the invention of printing.
a major religious and cultural tradition of South Asia, developed from Vedic religion.
the spiritual life principle of the universe, especially when regarded as inherent in the real self of the individual.
the rebirth of a soul in a new body.
in Hinduism and Buddhism the sum of a person's actions in this and previous states of existence, viewed as deciding their fate in future existences.
refers both to divine law and to a persons obedience
the ability to move between different levels in society or employment.
a religion, originated in India by Buddha
the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation, or the fact of being passed on in this way.
an Indian king or prince.
the action or practice of meditating.
(in Buddhism) a transcendent state in which there is neither suffering, desire, nor sense of self, and the subject is released from the effects of karma and the cycle of death and rebirth. It represents the final goal of Buddhism.
a line of hereditary rulers of a country.