ꜣḫ

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Egyptian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

 m

  1. the state of being an akh or qualities pertaining to that state: spiritual power or dignity
    • c. 1458 BCE, Biography of Ineni inscribed on a memorial stele in his tomb in Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, line 20:[1]
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      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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  • Coptic: ⲁϧ (ax) "magical name"

Verb[edit]

 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]

 m

  1. thicket of papyrus

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Sethe, Kurt; Helck, Wolfgang (1906–1958) Urkunden des ägyptischen Altertums IV: Urkunden der 18. Dynastie, Leipzig/Berlin: J. C. Hinrichs’sche Buchhandlung, page 62.7–62.8