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PronouncedPron.ah-kə-NAH-tən English
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Meaning & History

Possibly means "spirit of ATON" in Egyptian. Akhenaton was a 14th-century BC Egyptian pharaoh of the New Kingdom, who is best known for promoting the monotheistic worship of the sun god Aton. He changed his name from Amenhotep IV in order to honour the god. After his death polytheism resumed.
VariantAkhenaten

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pharaohs
Entry updated October 20, 2016   Contribute