mwt

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Egyptian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Likely a babble word in origin, like many of its Afro-Asiatic parallels.[1] Militarev and Stolbova derive it from a supposed Proto-Afro-Asiatic *ˀVma/*ma(y) (mother) instead, but also note it may be a nursery word.[2] If not, perhaps cognate with Proto-Semitic *ʾimm-.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (reconstructed) IPA(key): /ˈmiʔwat/, /ˈmuʔwat//ˈmiʔwaʔ/, /ˈmuʔwaʔ//ˈmeʔwə/

Noun[edit]

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 f

  1. mother
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Proper noun[edit]

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 f

  1. the primordial waters [Old Kingdom]
  2. Mut, the vulture goddess worshipped as part of the Theban Triad
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Etymology 2[edit]

Cognate with Arabic مَاتَ(māta, to die), Hebrew מֵת(met, to die), Aramaic מִית(mīṯ, to die), Ge'ez ሞተ (motä).

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Verb[edit]

mtw

 3-lit.

  1. (intransitive) to die
  2. (intransitive, figuratively, of ships) to sink
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Noun[edit]

mtw

 m

  1. death
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Etymology 3[edit]

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Noun[edit]

mwtt
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 f

  1. weight
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References[edit]

  • Hoch, James (1997) Middle Egyptian Grammar, Mississauga: Benben Publications, →ISBN, page 97
  • Faulkner, Raymond (1962) A Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian, Oxford: Griffith Institute, →ISBN
  1. ^ Takács, Gábor (2007) Etymological Dictionary of Egyptian, volume 3, Leiden: Brill, →ISBN, page 193–195
  2. ^ Militarev, Alexander and Stolbova, Olga (2007) “*ˀVma/*ma(y)” in the Afroasiatic etymology database at StarLing
  3. ^ Loprieno, Antonio (1995) Ancient Egyptian: A Linguistic Introduction, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 245