Σάϊς

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Egyptian
z
zA
iiniwt
(zꜣy, Sais), from earlier
z
zA
Awniwt
(zꜣw), probably ultimately from the verb
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(zꜣw, to guard, to protect).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (5th BCE Attic) IPA(key): /sá.is/
  • (1st CE Egyptian) IPA(key): /ˈsa.is/
  • (4th CE Koine) IPA(key): /ˈsa.is/
  • (10th CE Byzantine) IPA(key): /ˈsa.is/
  • (15th CE Constantinopolitan) IPA(key): /ˈsa.is/
  • Proper noun[edit]

    Σάϊς (Sáïsf (genitive Σάεως); third declension

    1. Sais, Egypt

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    Further reading[edit]

    • Woodhouse, S. C. (1910) English–Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language[1], London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, page 1,024
    • Erman, Adolf; Grapow, Hermann (1926-1961) Wörterbuch der ägyptischen Sprache, volume 3, Berlin: Akademie-Verlag, →ISBN, page 420
    • Vycichl, Werner (1983) Dictionnaire Étymologique de la Langue Copte, Leuven: Peeters, →ISBN, page 182