- the double crown of ancient Egypt, combining the white crown of Upper Egypt with the red crown of Lower Egypt, worn by pharaohs after the union of the two kingdoms in around 3000 BC
Etymology: From Greek , from late Egyptian pA-skhnt, from pA (definite article) + sxnt, skhnt 'that which promotes (the wearer)'.
- 1922: In his left eye flashes the monocle of Cashel Boyle O"Conner Fitzmaurice Tisdall Farrell. On his head is perched an Egyptian pshent. Two quills project over his ears. " James Joyce, Ulysses
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