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Origin of the name ANKH.
Etymology of the name ANKH.
Meaning of the baby name ANKH.


ANKH.  "Life."  The name given by the Egyptians to the emblem in the form of a handled cross, somewhat resembling the Tau or St. Anthony's cross.  The cause of its significance is unknown, but as an emblem of life it is always borne in the hands of the gods, and symbolically laid on the lips of the mummy to revive it, or poured over the king at his mystical baptism.  As an hieroglyphic, it is simply the determinative of all things relating to the ear.  It is the most common of all the Egyptian symbols.  Ankh, the overseer of the cars of the palace of Amenemha I. of the XIIth dynasty.  He was the son of the lady Hathorset.  Ankh, the overseer of the chariot stables of Amenemha III. of the XIIth dynasty.  His mother was named Hathorset. (An Archaic Dictionary, Cooper, 1876).


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