ⲣⲉ

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Coptic[edit]

In one of his many forms, Ra, god of the sun, has the head of a falcon and the sun-disk inside a cobra resting on his head.

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Demotic rꜥ (sun, Ra), from Egyptian
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(rꜥ, sun, Ra).

Noun[edit]

ⲣⲉ (rem

  1. (Fayyumic, Old Coptic) the sun

Proper noun[edit]

ⲡⲢⲉ (pRem

  1. (Fayyumic) Ra, or Re; the Egyptian god of the sun and the creator of all life.
  2. (Fayyumic) the Sun.

References[edit]

  • Crum, Walter E. (1939) A Coptic Dictionary[1], Oxford: Clarendon Press, →ISBN, page 287
  • Černý, Jaroslav (1976) Coptic Etymological Dictionary, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 134