Aegyptus

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Aegyptus.

Proper noun[edit]

Aegyptus

  1. A king of Egypt in Greek mythology.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Αἴγυπτος (Aíguptos) (compare Mycenaean Greek 𐁁𐀓𐀠𐀴𐀍 (ai-ku-pi-ti-jo, Egyptian)), from Egyptian ḥwt kꜣ ptḥ (literally The temple of the ka of Ptah), referring to Ptah's temple in the important city of Memphis. The Late Egyptian pronunciation is reflected by Akkadian 𒄭𒆪𒌒𒈭 (ḫi-ku-up-taḫ /ḫikuptaḫ/).

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Proper noun[edit]

Aegyptus f (genitive Aegyptī); second declension

  1. Egypt

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular
nominative Aegyptus
genitive Aegyptī
dative Aegyptō
accusative Aegyptum
ablative Aegyptō
vocative Aegypte

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