𐤌𐤋𐤊

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Ammonite[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *malk-.

Noun[edit]

𐤌𐤋𐤊 (mlk)

  1. king
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

𐤌𐤋𐤊 (mlk)

  1. Moloch

Moabite[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *malk-.

Noun[edit]

𐤌𐤋𐤊 (mlk)

  1. king
    • 840 BCE, Mesha Stele:
      𐤀𐤍𐤊 𐤟 𐤌𐤔𐤏 𐤟 𐤁𐤍 𐤟 𐤊𐤌𐤔 [...] 𐤌𐤋𐤊 𐤟 𐤌𐤀𐤁
      ʾnk mšʿ bn kmš [...] mlk mʾb
      I am Mesha son of Kemosh [...] king of Moab.
      (literally, “I [am] Mesha son [of] Kemosh [...] king [of] Moab”)

Phoenician[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *malk-.

Noun[edit]

𐤌𐤋𐤊 (mlk /milk/)

  1. king
    • 5th century BCE, sarcophagus inscription of Tabnit of Sidon:
      𐤀𐤍𐤊 𐤕𐤁𐤍𐤕 𐤊𐤄𐤍 𐤏𐤔𐤕𐤓𐤕 𐤌𐤋𐤊 𐤑𐤃𐤍𐤌 𐤁𐤍
      𐤀𐤔𐤌𐤍𐤏𐤆𐤓 𐤊𐤄𐤍 𐤏𐤔𐤕𐤓𐤕 𐤌𐤋𐤊 𐤑𐤃𐤍𐤌 𐤔𐤊𐤁 𐤁𐤀𐤓𐤍 𐤆
      ʾnk tbnt khn ʿštrt mlk ṣdnm bn
      ʾšmnʿzr khn ʿštrt mlk ṣdnm škb bʾrn z
      I, Tabnit, priest of Astarte, king of Sidon, the son
      of Eshmunazar, priest of Astarte, king of Sidon, am lying in this sarcophagus.
      (literally, “I Tabnit priest [of] Astarte king [of] Sidon son
      [of] Eshmunazar priest [of] Astarte king [of] Sidon [am] lying in-sarcophagus this
      ”)

Etymology 2[edit]

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Possibly from Proto-West Semitic *milḥ- (salt) (cognate to Hebrew מֶלַח(melaḥ)).

Proper noun[edit]

𐤌𐤋𐤊 (mlk)

  1. Málaga, a city in Spain, ancient Phoenician colony.
Descendants[edit]