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Definition of the noun scarab

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noun - plural: scarabs

  1. scarabaeid beetle considered divine by ancient Egyptians

Alternative definition of the noun scarab


  1. A type of beetle belonging to the family Scarabaeidae, especially the species Scarabaeus sacer, sacred to the ancient Egyptians.
  2. A symbol, seal, amulet, or gem fashioned to resemble the sacred beetle.


  1. Scarab was an all-American open-wheel race car and sports car constructor from the USA featuring cars designed and built by Tom Barnes and Dick Troutman for Reventlow Automobiles Inc, owned by Lance Reventlow. The Chevrolet 283 CI V-8 engines were built by Traco Engineering.
  2. Scarab is a brand.


  1. Scarab is a musical group.
  2. Scarab is a musical group.
    • albums: "Scarab", "Secrets of the Past and Future"


  1. The Scarab is a fictional superhero from the Golden Age of Comics. He first appeared in Startling Comics #34, published by Nedor Comics. The character was later revived by writer Alan Moore for America's Best Comics.
  2. The Scarab is a fictional superhero character who first appeared in the 2008 miniseries Project Superpowers from Dynamite Entertainment. While he is loosely based on the golden age Scarab, he is one of the few original characters in the series, with most of the others being Golden Age characters who’ve fallen into the public domain.


"Scarab" is a book by Don D'Ammassa.

  • genre: Speculative fiction
  • copyright: 2004-04


  1. "Scarab" is a musical album of Queen Elephantine.
    • released on
  2. "Scarab" is a composition.
  3. "Scarab" is a musical EP of XDISCIPLEx A.D..
    • released in (18 years ago)
  4. "Scarab" is a musical album of Scarab.


  1. Scarab: Scarabs were popular amulets in ancient Egypt. They survive in large numbers and, through their inscriptions and typology, they are an important source of information for archeologists and historians of the Ancient world. They also represent a significant body of ancient art.
    • also known as Scarab artifact
  2. Scarab is an American comic book limited series written by John Smith and published by the Vertigo imprint of DC Comics, featuring a superhero called Scarab.
  3. Scarab is a new generation lunar rover designed to explore the lunar south pole. Scarab is capable of autonomously traversing in dark polar craters. It uses laser mapping to navigate and carries a science payload. The science payload is capable of taking a 1m core sample and analyzing it for water and gasses. Scarab is also used to test varying mobility techniques and next generation lunar wheels. It is being developed by the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University, supported by NASA.
  4. SCARAB is an annual gaming convention held in Columbia, South Carolina. The first convention is scheduled for January 2011. SCARAB was founded in November 2009 by Columbia area gaming enthusiasts to promote gaming in the local community.

Phrases with Scarab

  1. scarab beetle
  2. Scarab Beetles

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Scarab

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Google previewJournal of the Manchester Egyptian and Oriental Society (1920)

by Manchester Egyptian and Oriental Society

We have no right to dissociate it from the very primitive idea which we find connected with it in later times, that the sun is the big ball rolled across the heaven by the Creator, and hence the scarab is an emblem of the Creator, Khepera.

Google previewCollected Stories (2007)

by Marta Randall

The scarab is the mother of invention.

Google previewThe Eclectic Magazine (1894)

Foreign Literature

But the sacred scarab is an insect with a difference.

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions (2015)

by Eric Orlin

Scarab (Gk. kárabos, Lat. scarabaeus) designates a dung beetle. Several subspecies are known in Egypt. During the First Intermediate Period (ca. 2150¥ 2000 BCE) the tiny sculpture of the beetle engraved in different forms on an oval base ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Ancient Egypt (2008)

by Morris L. Bierbrier

SCARAB. Modern ...

Google previewHalo Encyclopedia (2011)

by DK Publishing

SCARAB The Scarab is five stories high, weighs almost 4,000 tons, and has a modified assault cannon that can melt through 5 feet ...

Google previewContinuum Encyclopedia of Animal Symbolism in World Art (2006)

by Hope B. Werness

BEETLE Above: Detail of a peruianr from the tomb of Tutankhamen, depicting a scarab beetle centered over the solar boat, flanked by cobras. Despite the black coloration of the beetle itself, the Egyptians typically fashioned decorative objects , ...

Google previewMacmillan Dictionary of Religion (1993)

by M. Pye

scarab. A dung-beetle, one of the most potent ancient Egyptian amulets. Made of faience, stone, metal, pottery or glass, the scarab ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ancient Egypt (2009)

by Margaret Bunson

scarab It is the form of a beetle, Scarabeus sacer or Scarabeus harabas, and associated with the cult of the god RÉ . The beetle pushes a ball of dung into a hole and lays eggs in the matter, thus providing its young with security ...

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Small photo of LUXOR, EGYPT - FEBRUARY 17, 2010: Scarab monument at Karnak temple in Egypt.Small photo of close up of a green color insect - dung beetle - sacred scarab - found in a garden in sri lankaSmall photo of macro scarab insectSmall photo of The Scarab Stood Tilted on The LeafSmall photo of Single Scarabaeus sacer of Sacred Scarab on groundSmall photo of Egyptian scarab alabaster souvenir isolated on white backgroundSmall photo of Group of Scarabaeus sacer of Sacred Scarab in dung More...

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Scrabble value of S1C3A1R1A1B3

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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