ḏd (“to say”) + mdw (“speech, words”), with ḏd in the infinitive.
- (singular only) a recitation; used as a title introducing the main bulk of a religious text, after any prologues.
- c. 1450 BCE,, The Poetical Stela of Thutmose III: Part I, Cairo Museum 34010:
- ḏd-mdw jn jmn-rꜥ nb nswt tꜣwj
- A recitation by Amun-Ra, Lord of the Thrones of the Two Lands.
Alternative hieroglyphic writings of ḏd-mdw
|This abbreviated form is much preferred over the full spelling.
- James P[eter] Allen (2010) Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs, 2nd edition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 169.