crux ansata


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crux ansata

(ænˈseɪtə)
n, pl cruces ansatae (ænˈseɪtiː)
(Heraldry) another term for ankh
[New Latin, literally: cross with a handle]
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The early Christians used symbols such as the pagan trident, the crux ansata inherited from the Egyptians, the X cross and Tau cross to deter identification and possible persecution by the Romans.
The tau cross with a circle at the top, the crux ansata, was common to various Egyptian deities, including Isis and Osiris.