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or A·khe·na·ton  (ä′kə-nät′n, äk-nät′n) also Ikh·na·ton (ĭk-nät′n) Originally A·men·ho·tep IV (ä′mən-hō′tĕp, ăm′ən-) Died c. 1355 bc.
King of Egypt (1372-1355) who rejected the old gods and initiated a monotheistic worship of the sun-god Aten.
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or A•khe•na•ten

(ɑkˈnɑt n, ˌɑ kə-)

also Akh•na•ton

(ɑkˈnɑt n)

(Amenhotep IV) died 1357? b.c., king of Egypt 1375?-1357?: reformer of ancient Egyptian religion (son of Amenhotep III).
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Noun1.Akhenaton - early ruler of Egypt who rejected the old gods and replaced them with sun worship (died in 1358 BC)Akhenaton - early ruler of Egypt who rejected the old gods and replaced them with sun worship (died in 1358 BC)
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