kꜣ

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See also: .kꜣ

Egyptian[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

kA
Z1

 m

  1. ka (Something like "life-force"; the part of the soul which the living have and the dead do not)
    • c. 24th century BCE, Pyramid of King Unas, south wall of the burial chamber, column 15, Pyramid Text spell 215, section 35:
      D35sk
      k
      D35sk
      kA
      k
      T
      wt
      kA
      nj sk.k nj sk kꜣ.k ṯwt kꜣ
      You will not perish; your ka will not perish. You are the ka.
    1. personality, essence
  2. goodwill - especially of the king
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Proper noun[edit]

kA

 m

  1. A serekh name notably borne by Predynastic king Ka
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Etymology 2[edit]

From kꜣj (to plan).

Particle[edit]

kAA2

 proclitic

  1. (with following subjunctive or nonverbal predicate) so, then, as a result; expresses future consequence
  2. (with following suffix pronoun/subject and imperfective) then; expresses subsequent action
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This particle is mostly used with the subjunctive to indicate future consequences. In this use, it is neutral in tone — it neither indicates inevitability (like ḫr) nor optativity (like jḫ).

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kAA2

 quotative

  1. (with following suffix pronoun indicating the speaker) marks a future direct quotation; will say
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Like the other quotatives jn, ḫr, and ḫrw.fj, this word either follows the entire quotation that it marks or is inserted near its start (but never at its start).

This word may be identical with the above proclitic particle. It may also be interpreted as a use of .kꜣ in the potentialis form ḏd.kꜣ with the verb ḏd (to say) left unexpressed.

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D52
E1

 m

  1. bull
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Noun[edit]

Egyptian hieroglyph E176.png m

  1. bull as a sacrificial victim
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References[edit]

  • Allen, James (2010) Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs, revised second edition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 82, 115, 127, 196, 254, 274, 284, 319–320
  • Faulkner, Raymond (1962) A Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian, Oxford: Griffith Institute, →ISBN
  • Allen, James (2013) A New Concordance of the Pyramid Texts, volume II, Providence: Brown University, PT 215.35 (Pyr. 149d), Unas