dwꜣt

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Egyptian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (reconstructed) IPA(key): /ˈtʼuwʀat//ˈtʼuwʀaʔ//ˈtʼuːʔəʔ//ˈtʼeːʔə/

Noun[edit]

dwAt
dwAt

 f

  1. The Duat, the Egyptian afterworld [since the Pyramid Texts]
    1. In early conceptions, the region in the eastern sky where the sun and stars rise, which serves as the abode of the dead king
    2. Later, the region underneath the earth through which the sun passes at night, in which Osiris and the dead dwell
      • c. 1401 BCE, Amduat of Amenhotep II (tomb of Amenhotep II, KV35) Second Hour, closing text:
        Szp
        p
        D40
        n
        n
        z
        dwAt
        pr
        if
        F51 Z1
        N33A
        A40irp t
        pt
        r
        Y1
        anxn
        x
        kif
        F51 Z1
        N33A
        A40mtA
        N23 Z1
        d
        z
        r
        Y1n
        k
        šzp.n n.s dwꜣt j(w)f jr(j) pt r ꜥnḫ.k j(w)f m tꜣ dsr n.k
        The afterworld has received to itself the flesh belonging to the sky in order that you live, flesh, in the ground set aside for you.
  2. The underworld of a city as a place of dead gods [Late Period]
  3. Epithet for the grave [since the New Kingdom]
  4. Epithet for the crypt in the Temple of Dendera [Greco-Roman Period]

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Proper noun[edit]

d
wA
t
H8

 f

  1. a hippopotamus goddess personifying the afterworld [Greco-Roman Period]

Noun[edit]

dwA
t
A30

 f

  1. praise, adoration, worship [New Kingdom]

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

d
wA
dwA
t

 f

  1. adoratrice [Old Kingdom, New Kingdom, Greco-Roman Period]

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Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

dwAt
Z1
M2
Z2

 f

  1. (medicine) a type of officinal plant

Inflection[edit]

Noun[edit]

dwAdwA
t

 f

  1. Used in the phrase
    pr
    Z1
    dwAdwA
    t
    pr
    pr dwꜣt (‘House of Morning’, a place of purification)
    [since the Old Kingdom]
  2. Used in the phrase
    Hr
    r
    sS
    t U30
    npr
    Z1
    dwAdwA t
    pr
    , referring to a royal cloakroom official
    [since the Old Kingdom]

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