Αἴγυπτος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Egyptian ḥwt kꜣ ptḥ (literally The temple of the ka of Ptah), referring to Ptah's temple in the important city of Memphis.

See also the Mycenaean Greek demonym 𐁁𐀓𐀠𐀴𐀍 (ai-ku-pi-ti-jo, Egyptian) (Ancient Greek Αἰγύπτιος (Aigúptios)).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /aí̯.ɡyp.tos/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈɛ.ɡyp.tos/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈɛ.ɣyp.tos/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈe.ʝyp.tos/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈe.ʝip.tos/
  • Proper noun[edit]

    Αἴγυπτος (Aíguptosm, f (genitive Αἰγύπτου); second declension

    1. (masculine) Nile River
    2. (masculine) King Aegyptus
    3. (feminine) Egypt

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    Descendants[edit]

    This list only includes forms of the name derived from Αἴγυπτος, many of which came through the intermediary of Latin Aegyptus. It does not include other common forms derived from Proto-Semitic *miṣr-, including Hebrew מִצְרַיִם (miṣrayim) and Arabic مِصْر (miṣr).

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