מצרים

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Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a common Semitic source; compare Arabic مِصْر (miṣr) and Ugaritic 𐎎𐎕𐎗𐎎 (mṣrm). The ending is the standard dual form, perhaps related to the ancient conceptualization of Egypt as two realms: Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt. Connections have also been drawn to מֶצֶר (métser, border, limit) and מיצר \ מֵצַר (meitsár, sea strait).

Proper noun[edit]

מִצְרַיִם (mitsráyimf (Biblical Hebrew pausal form מִצְרָיִם)

  1. Egypt

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Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew מִצְרַיִם (mitsráyim).

Proper noun[edit]

מצרים (mitsrayem?

  1. Egypt

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