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)).

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Proper noun[edit]

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

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

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