nꜥr-mr

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Egyptian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

nꜥr (catfish) +‎ mr (to be painful, stinging, harsh, fierce), thus literally ‘The Painful/Stinging/Harsh/Fierce Catfish’.

The name nꜥr-mr inside a serekh, as it appears on the Narmer Palette.

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Proper noun[edit]

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  1. A serekh name notably borne by Narmer, the first pharaoh of the First Dynasty of Egypt, considered the founder of a unified Egypt.

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References[edit]

  • Gardiner, Alan (1957) Egyptian Grammar: Being an Introduction to the Study of Hieroglyphs, revised 3rd edition, Oxford: Griffith Institute, →ISBN, § 5, page 7
  • Leprohon, Ronald (2013), Denise Doxey, editor, The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary, Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, →ISBN, page 22
  • von Beckerath, Jürgen (1984) Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen, München: Deutscher Kunstverlag, →ISBN, page 170