nw

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See also: NW, nW, Nw., and .nw

Egyptian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

For the noun:

 

Pronoun[edit]

n
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nww

 proximal, later copular demonstrative pronoun

  1. (Old Egyptian) this, that
  2. (Middle Egyptian, formal) O (vocative reference)

Usage notes[edit]

This demonstrative is a pronoun, and so does not directly modify nouns. In Middle Egyptian it becomes used as a demonstrative for plural nouns in place of the old adjectives jpw and jptw and comes to serve as a plural definite article. When used in this way, it precedes the noun, with the genitival adjective n(j) in between, e.g. "these feet" is nw n(j) rdw (literally "this of feet").

In Old Egyptian it forms a contrastive pair with the demonstrative pronoun nf, in which nw is proximal.

Inflection[edit]

Contraction[edit]

n
U19
nww
  1. Contraction of nj wj.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

n
U19
nwWhrw

 m

  1. (moment of) time

Inflection[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

n
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nwwHn
Z2ss
  1. The meaning of this term is uncertain. Possibilities include:
    1. (transitive) to hunt

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