pfꜣ

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Egyptian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Determiner[edit]

p
f
AN31

 m sg distal demonstrative determiner

  1. that

Usage notes[edit]

This demonstrative was originally a determiner but could later be used alone, like a pronoun. When used as a determiner it follows or precedes the noun it describes.

It forms a contrastive pair with the demonstrative pn, in which pfꜣ is distal.

There is a more formal variant: pf.

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • James P[eter] Allen (2010) Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs, 2nd edition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN.
  • Faulkner, Raymond (1962) A Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian, Oxford: Griffith Institute, →ISBN