Egiptaland

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First part from Latin Aegyptus, from Ancient Greek Αἴγυπτος (Aíguptos), from Mycenaean Greek *aikupitos (compare 𐁁𐀓𐀠𐀴𐀍 (ai-ku-pi-ti-jo, Egyptian)), from Late Egyptian Hikuptah (Memphis), from Middle Egyptian ḥwt k3 ptḥ (literally The temple of the ka of Ptah), from ḥwt (temple) +‎ k3 (ka) +‎ ptḥ (Ptah), referring to Ptah's temple in the important city of Memphis.

Proper noun[edit]

Egiptaland n

  1. Egypt

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • Egiptaland in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press