ḥr

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Egyptian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Afro-Asiatic *x̣al. Cognate with Proto-Semitic *ʿal-.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Reconstructed Middle Egyptian) IPA(key): /ħar/[1]

Noun[edit]

Hr
Z1

 m

  1. face
  2. surface
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Preposition[edit]

Hr
Z1
  1. on, upon
  2. and, in addition to
  3. per, for each
  4. originating from
  5. because of
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Usage notes[edit]

Conjunction is usually expressed by directly juxtaposing two nouns, but occasionally ḥnꜥ or ḥr are used to link the nouns instead.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Formed from a stem ḥaru- + the Proto-Afro-Asiatic nominative case marker *-u; in Egyptian, Proto-Afro-Asiatic case markers were generally lost, but *-u became a glide -w instead when the stem ended in a vowel.[1] The stem is probably related either to the preposition ḥr (above), with the theonym thus meaning ‘the One Above’, or to the verb ḥrj (to be distant), with the theonym meaning ‘the Distant One’, or to both.

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Proper noun[edit]

G5

 m

  1. Horus, the falcon-headed Egyptian god of the sky, war, and kingship

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References[edit]

  • Allen, James (2010) Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs, second edition, revised, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0-521-74144-6, pages 88, 148
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Loprieno, Antonio (1995) Ancient Egyptian: A Linguistic Introduction, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-44384-9