ꜥꜣm

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  1. A member of one of the foreign Asian peoples living north and east of the Egyptian borders; Asian, Semite [since the Old Kingdom]
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      May your heart fail, you vile Asiatic! Look, I drink of the wine of your vineyards, which is pressed by the Asiatics I have captured.
  2. Syrian slave

Usage notes[edit]

This word is conventionally translated as Asiatic; it is often found in opposition to the word for foreigners south of Egypt, nḥsj.

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Noun[edit]

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  1. Throwing stick, boomerang [18th Dynasty]

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References[edit]

  • Hoch, James (1997) Middle Egyptian Grammar, Mississauga: Benben Publications, →ISBN, page 112
  • Erman, Adolf; Grapow, Hermann (1926-1961) Wörterbuch der ägyptischen Sprache, volume 1, Berlin: Akademie-Verlag, →ISBN, page 167.19–167.21