Egyptian [ edit ]
Pronunciation [ edit ]
( intransitive ) to moor (a boat)
12th Dynasty, Tomb of Sarenput I, great biographical inscription, line 7:
[… ] ḥr(j) dmjw m tꜣ-ztj nꜥꜥw mjnw ẖr st ḥr.f [… ] Supervisor of the Harbours in Ta-Seti, the one who sailed and the one who moored were under his inspection. ( intransitive , euphemistic ) to die
12th Dynasty, Tomb of Djefaihapi (Asyut Tomb 1), great hall, east wall, north side of door, line 276:
jw.j sḫꜣ.j spr.j r nṯr hrw pf n(j) mjnj gm.f wj I was thinking about the fact that I would reach (my) god on that day of dying (literally: mooring), when he would find me.
Usage notes [ edit ]
The written order of the radicals of this word transposes the
n and the first j for aesthetic reasons.
Inflection [ edit ]
mjnj (fourth weak / 4ae inf. / IV. inf.) — base stem: mjn, geminated stem: mjnn
periphrastic imperfective 2
periphrastic prospective 2
aspect / mood
relative (incl. nominal / emphatic) forms
mjnw 1, mjny, mjn
mjnn, mjnny, mjnnw 5
mjnn, mjnnj 6, mjnny 6
mjnn, mjnnw 5
mjnw 1, mjny, mjn, mjntj 7
mjnwtj 1 4, mjntj 4, mjnt 4
Used in Old Egyptian; archaic by Middle Egyptian.
Used mostly since Middle Egyptian.
Archaic or greatly restricted in usage by Middle Egyptian. The perfect has mostly taken over the functions of the perfective, and the subjunctive and periphrastic prospective have mostly replaced the prospective.
Declines using third-person suffix pronouns instead of adjectival endings: masculine
/ .f , feminine .fj / .s , plural .sj . .sn Only in the masculine singular
Only in the masculine.
Only in the feminine.
Third-person masculine statives of this class often have a final instead of the expected stative ending. -y
Alternative forms [ edit ]
Alternative hieroglyphic writings of
in the sense ‘to die’
in the sense ‘to die’
Derived terms [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
Allen, James (2010) Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs, revised second edition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, , page 242, 270, 279 →ISBN
Griffith, Francis Llewellyn (1889) The Inscriptions of Siûṭ and Dêr Rîfeh, plate 6. Sethe, Kurt (1935) , Leipzig: J. C. Hinrichs’sche Buchhandlung, page 2 Urkunden des ägyptischen Altertums VII: Historisch-biographische Urkunden des Mittleren Reiches