Definition of Akhenaton

1. Noun. Early ruler of Egypt who rejected the old gods and replaced them with sun worship (died in 1358 BC).

Exact synonyms: Akhenaten, Amenhotep Iv, Ikhanaton
Generic synonyms: King, Male Monarch, Rex



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Akhenaton

Akan
Akar-Bale
Akawaio
Ake
Akeanon
Akela
Akelas
Aken
Akeridae
Akerlund deformity
Akeu
Akha
Akhaury
Akhbari
Akhenaten
Akhenaton
Akhmimic
Akhoury
Akhvakh
Akihabara
Akimel O'odham
Akira Kurosawa
Akita
Akka
Akkad
Akkadian
Akkadians
Akkala Sami
Akkineni
Akko

Literary usage of Akhenaton

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1. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"1360 Bc by akhenaton (Amenophis IV.) as the new capital of his empire (in place of ... Shortly after the death of akhenaton the court returned to Thebes, ..."

2. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The immediate successors of akhenaton strove to follow in his footsteps, ... Not sixty years after the accession of akhenaton, his city was abandoned, ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"... the site and environs of the city of akhenaton, known also as i and Akhet-Aton, built by Amenophis o later was known as akhenaton or n. ..."

4. Philosophy, Humanity and Ecology: Vol. 1: Philosophy of Nature edited by J. Odera Oruka (1996)
"The impact of the sun on religion resulted in the evolution of monotheism along the Nile Valley. Pharaoh akhenaton (1379-1462 BC) was the first ..."

5. Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing by Larry Chang (2006)
"akhenaton, c. 1385-c. 1355 BCE ~ Think not thou art revenged of thine enemy when thou slayest ... akhenaton ~ He who opts for revenge must dig two graves. ..."

6. Memoirs by Egypt Exploration Society Archaeological Survey of Egypt (1908)
"4 From the earlier decree it is evident that akhenaton does not bind himself to remain personally within the limit, but only not to increase the territory ..."

7. Proceedings by Society of Biblical Archæology (London, England), Society of Biblical Archæology (London, England). (1908)
"In the sixth year akhenaton was almost certainly the form originally engraved (ib. PL XXXIX). An addition was made to some of the stelae in the eighth year. ..."

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