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Seraʹpis

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The Ptolemaic form of the Egyptian Osiʹris. The word is a corruption of osorʹapis (dead apis, or rather “osirified apis”), a deity which had so many things in common with Osiʹris that it is not at all easy to distinguish them.

Serapis. Symbol of the Nile and of fertility.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Sepoy
Sept
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Septuagint
Seraglio
Seraphim
Serapis
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Serbonian Bog or Serbonis
Seremenes
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