mꜣꜥt

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The goddess
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, personification of truth and right

Etymology[edit]

An abstract noun formed from mꜣꜥ (to direct, to be just, to be true) +‎ -t (feminine ending).

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

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  1. truth
  2. right action, righteousness, virtue
    • c. 1550 BCE – 1295 BCE, Great Hymn to Osiris (Stela of Amenmose, Louvre C 286) lines 23–24:
      smn
      n
      Y1
      C10n
      nb
      z
      r
      a
      wAa18 Z1
      r
      isf
      t
      nDs
      smn mꜣꜥt n nb.s rdjw sꜣ r jsft
      Righteousness has been established for its possessor, and the back is turned on wrong.
  3. blamelessness, innocence
  4. justice, fairness
  5. right order in the state or cosmos

Inflection[edit]

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Antonyms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Demotic: mꜣꜥt

Proper noun[edit]

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  1. Maat, the goddess personifying the above concepts

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Loprieno, Antonio (1995) Ancient Egyptian: A Linguistic Introduction, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 39, 47