n3

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Egyptian[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

n
A

masculine singular

  1. this, that [Middle Egyptian]
  2. the [Late Egyptian]

Usage notes[edit]

This demonstrative can be used alone, as a pronoun. It is used as a demonstrative for plural nouns of either grammatical gender. In this capacity it precedes the noun, with the genitival adjective n in between, e.g. "the feet" is n3 n rdw (literally "this of feet").

In Middle Egyptian, this pronoun was colloquial - in Late Egyptian its force had weakened to that of a definite article.

Inflection[edit]

Declension
masc.sing. p3
fem.sing. t3
neut.sing. n3

References[edit]

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