nhw

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Egyptian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

n
h
wnDs

 m

  1. loss
    • c. 2000–1900 BCE, Tale of the Shipwrecked Sailor (pHermitage/pPetersburg 1115), lines 7–8:
      izw&&t A1Z2ssT
      n
      Z2
      iiit
      D54
      aD
      d
      t
      Y1
      D35
      n
      n
      h
      wnDs
      n
      mSaA1Z2ssn
      Z2
      jzwt.n jj.t(j) ꜥd.t(j) nn nhw n mšꜥ.n
      Our crew has come (back) intact, without loss to our expedition.
  2. need, lack

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • Allen, James (2010) Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs, revised second edition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 60, 121

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Welsh -nt (3rd person plural verb ending) + hwy (they), related to Breton i (they), Cornish i (they).

Pronunciation[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

This is only pronounced /n̥uː/ in very careful speech. The usual pronunciation is /nuː/.

Pronoun[edit]

nhw

  1. they, them