pr-m-ws

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Egyptian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pr ((one that) comes forth) +‎ m (from) +‎ ws (height?).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

prr
D54
mwspr

 m

  1. (in mathematical papyri) height of a pyramid
    • c. 1550 BCE, Rhind Mathematical Papyrus, problem 59:
      Abm&r O24prr
      D54
      mwsprn
      f
      imiimV20Z1Z1
      mr pr-m-ws n.f jmy m 12
      A pyramid, its height 12 [cubits]

Descendants[edit]

Possible descendants; however, see the etymological discussion at πυραμίς (puramís):

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