dn

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See also: DN and dN

Egyptian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

d
n
T30

 2-lit.

  1. (transitive) to sever, cut off
    • c. 1450 BC, The Poetical Stela of Thutmose III: Part I, Cairo Museum 34010:
      d
      n
      T30
      z
      D40
      tp Z1
      Z2
      T14mw
      dn.s tpw ꜥꜣmw
      […] it severs the heads of the Asiatics.

Inflection[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

d
n

 m

  1. A serekh name notably borne by Den, a pharaoh of the First Dynasty, literally ‘The Severer (of Heads)’.

References[edit]

  • Middle Egyptian Grammar: The Poetical Stela of Thutmose III: Part I , Dr. Gabor Toth, Rutgers University.
  • Leprohon, Ronald (2013), Denise Doxey, editor, The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary, Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, →ISBN:

    Horus: dn (den), The Severer (of heads) […] The king’s name has been read a number of different ways, the most common of which are Dewen (“He who spreads [his (falcon’s) wings]”) or Udimu (“He who pours water”). For other variants, see Godron (1990, 11-17), who rightly opts for the reading Den, which he renders as “The slaughterer.”