Αἴγυπτος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Mycenaean Greek *Aiguptos (compare 𐁁𐀓𐀠𐀴𐀍(ai-ku-pi-ti-jo, Egyptian)) (perhaps via Minoan), from Egyptian ḥwt k3 ptḥ(literally The temple of the ka of Ptah), referring to Ptah's temple in the important city of Memphis).

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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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