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 Ser’aphim.Serat (Al). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Sera’pis.
 
The Ptolemaic form of the Egyptian Osi’ris. The word is a corruption of osor’apis (dead apis, or rather “osirified apis”), a deity which had so many things in common with Osi’ris that it is not at all easy to distinguish them.   1
   Serapis. Symbol of the Nile and of fertility.   2
 


 Ser’aphim.Serat (Al). 

 
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