ꜣḫ

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Egyptian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun 1:

 

Verb:

 

Noun[edit]

AxZ1
H_SPACE

 m

  1. akh
  2. ghost, spectre, spirit of the dead interfering with the living
  3. Used as an epithet for certain lesser gods and demons [Pyramid Texts]

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Descendants[edit]

  • Coptic: ⲓϧ (ix) "demon"
  • English: akh

Noun[edit]

AxZ1
H_SPACE

 m

  1. the state of being an akh or qualities pertaining to that state: spiritual power or dignity
    • c. 1458 B.C.E., Biography of Ineni inscribed on a memorial stele in his tomb in Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, line 20:[1]
      r
      n
      fnfrmr
      Z1
      anxwZ2ss
      H_SPACE
      sxAtA2fH_SPACE
      x
      AxY1
      f
      nD&t&N17
      rn.f nfr m r(ꜣ) ꜥnḫw sḫꜣt.f ꜣḫ.f n ḏt
      His good name will be in the mouths of the living; his memory and his spiritual completeness are for eternity.
  2. mental faculty or skill

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Descendants[edit]

  • Coptic: ⲁϧ (ax) "magical name"

Verb[edit]

Axx
H_SPACE

 2-lit.

  1. (intransitive) to be(come) effective, to be(come) useful
  2. (intransitive) to be(come) splendid, radiant, glorious
  3. (intransitive) to be(come) an akh

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Noun[edit]

Ax
H_SPACE
M15

 m

  1. thicket of papyrus

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References[edit]

  • Faulkner, Raymond, A Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian, Oxford: Griffith Institute, 1962, →ISBN, page 4
  • Allen, James, The Inflection of the Verb in the Pyramid Texts, Malibu, California: Undena Publications, 1984, →ISBN, § 728, page 544
  • Erman, Adolf; Grapow, Hermann, Wörterbuch der ägyptischen Sprache, volume 1, Berlin: Akademie-Verlag, 1926, →ISBN, page 13.7–15.3, 15.17–16.14, 17.10–17.11, 18.14
  • Vycichl, Werner, Dictionnaire Étymologique de la Langue Copte, Leuven: Peeters, 1983, →ISBN, page 69
  1. ^ Sethe, Kurt; Helck, Wolfgang, Urkunden des ägyptischen Altertums IV: Urkunden der 18. Dynastie, Leipzig/Berlin: J. C. Hinrichs’sche Buchhandlung, 1906–1958, page 62.7–62.8