Αἴγυπτος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Mycenaean Greek *Aiguptos (*-A-i-g-u-p-t-o-s) (nb. 𐁁𐀓𐀠𐀴𐀍 (ai-ku-pi-ti-jo) *Aiguptiyós (*-A-i-g-u-p-t-i-y-ó-s) 'Egyptian') (perhaps via Minoan), from Middle Egyptian ḥwt k3 ptḥ (literally, 'The temple of the ka of Ptah', referring to Ptah's temple in the important city of Memphis).

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Proper noun[edit]

Αἴγυπτος (Aíguptos) (genitive Αἰγύπτου) f, second declension

  1. Egypt
  2. Nile River
  3. King Aegyptus

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Descendants[edit]

This list only includes forms of the name derived from Αἴγυπτος. It does not include other common forms derived from Semitic MṢR, including Mizraim or Misr.

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