dbn

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Egyptian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

F46
n
O39

masculine

  1. the metal counterweight in a balance scales
  2. a deben, a measure of weight equivalent to 91 grams.
Usage notes[edit]

Alternative hieroglyphic writings

F49
n
O39
F46
n
D12
d b n
F49
O39
dbn dbn dbn
Inflection[edit]
Declension
sing. dbn
dual dbnwj
plural dbnw

Noun[edit]

F49
n
N34

masculine

  1. a metal? helmet
Inflection[edit]
Declension
sing. dbn
dual dbnwj
plural dbnw

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

F46
n
N33
Z3

masculine

  1. builder's mortar

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

F46
n
D54
  1. (transitive) go around
  2. (intransitive) recur
  3. (transitive) encircle
    1. + m encircle with
Usage notes[edit]

Alternative hieroglyphic writings

F49
n
D54
F46
D54
d b n
F49 D54
dbn dbn dbn
Inflection[edit]
dbn: Triliteral (3-lit)
Base Stem: dbn Geminated Stem: dbnn (rare) Imperative: dbn
Suffix Forms (1) Participles(10)
Active Passive Active Passive Relative
Perfective (2) dbn dbn.tw dbn dbn(w) (11) / dbny dbn
Imperfective (3) dbn dbn.tw dbn(j) / dbny dbn(w) (11) dbn(w) (11) / dbny
Perfect dbn.n dbn.n.tw ------ ------ dbn.n
Prospective dbn dbnn dbntj.fj (9) ------ ------
Subjunctive dbn dbn.tw Stative
Passive ------ dbn(w) / dbny Singular Plural
"Consequential"(4) dbn.jn dbn.jn.tw 1st Person dbn.kw dbn.wjn
"Necessitive"(5) dbn.ḫr dbn.ḫr.tw 2nd person dbn.tj dbn.tjwjn
"Future Consequential"(6) dbn.k3 dbn.k3.tw 3rd person (masc) dbn.w dbn.wj
Old Perfect (7) dbnt dbnt 3rd person (fem) dbn.tj
Infinitival forms
Infinitive dbn Negatival Complement dbn(w) Complementary Infinitive(8) dbnt

1) All of these forms can display their subject using the suffix pronouns (and they frequently do)
2) Otherwise known as the "Indicative"
3) Otherwise known as the "Circumstantial"
4) No formal name - usually referred to as the "dbn.jn"
5) No formal name - usually referred to as the "dbn.ḫr"
6) No formal name - usually referred to as the "dbn.k3"
7) Otherwise known as the "dbnt"
8) Rare & Archaic
9) Declines using third person suffix pronouns: masc.: .fj, fem: .sj & plural: .sn
10) Decline like adjectives
11) -w only appears in the masculine singular

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

Allen, Middle Egyptian
Faulkner, A Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian