מצרים

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a common Semitic source; compare Arabic مصر (Miṣr) and Ugaritic msrm [script needed]. The ending is the standard dual form, perhaps related to the ancient conceptualization of Egypt as two realms: Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt. Connections have also been drawn to Hebrew מיצר (meitsár, sea strait).

Proper noun[edit]

מִצְרַיִם (transliteration neededf (Biblical Hebrew pausal form מִצְרָיִם (mitsráyim))

  1. Egypt

Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew מצרים (Mistráyim); see there for more.

Proper noun[edit]

מצרים (Mitsroim?

  1. Egypt