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Suffix pronoun: feminine third person singular

  1. she, her, hers (see usage notes)

Usage notes[edit]

This form of pronoun attaches directly to the preceding word, and means different things depending on what it is attached to.

  • When attached to a noun, it indicates the possessor of the noun
  • When attached to a verb of the suffix conjugation (subjunctive, perfective, imperfective, passive, prospective, perfect, sḏm.jn.f,sḏm.ḫr.f, sḏm.k3.f, or sḏmt.f), it indicates the subject of the verb
  • When attached to an infinitive verb (especially of an intransitive verb) whose subject is not otherwise expressed, it indicates the subject of the verb.
  • When attached to a transitive infinitive verb whose subject is otherwise expressed or omitted, it indicates the object of the verb.
  • In the third person, when attached to a prospective participle, it indicates gender and number agreement.
  • When attached to a particle like jw, or a parenthetic like ḫr, it indicates the subject of the clause.
  • When attached to a preposition, it indicates the object of the preposition
  • When it follows a relative adjective, such as ntj, ntt, and jsṯ, it indicates the subject of the relative clause (Except in the first person singular and third person neuter)

Variant hieroglyphic writing:



Suffix pronouns inflect for gender and number (but the dual forms were archaic and are mostly found in religious texts). See individual pages for variant writings.


  • Allen, James (2000) Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-77483-7