msqt-sḥdw

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Egyptian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

msqt (a mythological place of the dead) +‎ sḥdw, plural of sḥd (star), in a direct genitive construction.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

msq t
N25
sHd
F18
sbAwpt

 f

  1. a region of the sky to which a dead king was said to ascend, most likely the Milky Way [Pyramid Texts]
    • c. 2345-2333 BCE, Pyramid of King Teti, south wall of the passage between the burial chamber and antechamber, Pyramid Text spell 262, section 24 (trans. Allen):[1][2]
      D35xsbnswwO11HDwr
      wr
      wri
      r
      msq t
      N25
      sHd
      F18
      sbAwpt
      nj ḫsb.n sw ꜥḥ-ḥḏ wrw jr msqt-sḥdw
      The White Palace of the great ones cannot bar him from the Beaten Path of Stars.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Allen, James (2013) A New Concordance of the Pyramid Texts, volume III, Providence: Brown University, PT 262.24 (Pyr. 334c), Teti
  2. ^ Allen, James (2005) The Ancient Egyptian Pyramid Texts, Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, page 78