mw

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Egyptian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Afro-Asiatic *maʾ-, related to Proto-Semitic *maʾ-. As a symbol, derived from a tripling of 𓈖(n, water; waters).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mw

masculine

  1. water
  2. rain
  3. sea, lake
Usage notes[edit]

Alternative hieroglyphic writings:

mw i i mw
mw N36
Z4 Z1
m D37
mw
D37
mw
G19 mw
G19 i i w mw
m w i w mw
m a
A
i i mw
Z2
mjw mwj mw mw mjw mjw mwjw m3j
Inflection[edit]
Declension
sing. mw
dual mwj
plural mw
Derived terms[edit]
  • mwj (to be watery)
    mw Z7 i i
Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

Faulkner, A Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian