ⲓⲁⲣⲟ

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Coptic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

The Nile river

Etymology[edit]

From Demotic yꜥr ꜥꜣ (river, Nile), from Egyptian jtrw ꜥꜣ (Nile, literally great river), from jtrw (river) + ꜥꜣ (great). Synchronically as if ⲓⲟⲣ (ior, canal) +‎ (o, great).

Noun[edit]

ⲓⲁⲣⲟ (iaro) (plural ⲓⲁⲣⲱⲟⲩ)

  1. (Bohairic) river

Proper noun[edit]

ⲫⲒⲁⲣⲟ (phIarom

  1. (Bohairic) the Nile river.

References[edit]

  • Černý, Jaroslav (1976) Coptic Etymological Dictionary, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN
  • Crum, Walter E. (1939) A Coptic Dictionary[1], Oxford: Clarendon Press, →ISBN