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Connected to qb (cold)


W16 A55
  1. (euphemistic) death

Proper noun[edit]

  1. spring, fountain

Usage notes[edit]

Occurs only in some place names, usually possessed by some god or other.


q b H W15

Strong trilateral

  1. (transitive) purify
  2. (intransitive) make a libation

Usage notes[edit]

Alternative hieroglyphic writings:

q b H W15 n


qbḥ: Triliteral (3-lit)
Base Stem: qbḥ Geminated Stem: qbḥḥ (rare) Imperative: qbḥ
Suffix Forms (1) Participles(10)
Active Passive Active Passive Relative
Perfective (2) qbḥ qbḥ.tw qbḥ qbḥ(w) (11) / qbḥy qbḥ
Imperfective (3) qbḥ qbḥ.tw qbḥ(j) / qbḥy qbḥ(w) (11) qbḥ(w) (11) / qbḥy
Perfect qbḥ.n qbḥ.n.tw ------ ------ qbḥ.n
Prospective qbḥ qbḥḥ qbḥtj.fj (9) ------ ------
Subjunctive qbḥ qbḥ.tw Stative
Passive ------ qbḥ(w) / qbḥy Singular Plural
"Consequential" (4) qbḥ.jn qbḥ.jn.tw 1st Person qbḥ.kw qbḥ.wjn
"Necessitive" (5) qbḥ.ḫr qbḥ.ḫr.tw 2nd person qbḥ.tj qbḥ.tjwjn
"Future Consequential"(6) qbḥ.k3 qbḥ.k3.tw 3rd person (masc) qbḥ.w qbḥ.wj
Old Perfect (7) qbḥt qbḥt 3rd person (fem) qbḥ.tj
Infinitival forms
Infinitive qbḥ Negatival Complement qbḥ(w) Complementary Infinitive (8) qbḥt

1) All of these forms can display their subject using the suffix pronouns (and they frequently do)
2) Otherwise known as the "Indicative"
3) Otherwise known as the "Circumstantial"
4) No formal name - usually referred to as the "sḏm.jn"
5) No formal name - usually referred to as the "sḏm.ḫr"
6) No formal name - usually referred to as the "sḏm.k3"
7) Otherwise known as the "sḏmt"
8) Rare & Archaic
9) Declines using third person suffix pronouns: masc.: .fj, fem: .sj & plural: .sn
10) Decline like adjectives
11) -w only appears in the masculine singular

Derived terms[edit]


Faulkner, A Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian