rꜥ

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Demotic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Egyptian rꜥ (sun, Ra).

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Noun[edit]

rꜥ m

  1. the sun

Descendants[edit]

  • Coptic: ⲣⲏ ()
    • English: Re

Egyptian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Afroasiatic; the source etymon has been very tentatively reconstructed as *raʔ- (sun, god) by Orel and Stolbova (and Militarev and Stolbova’s database based on their work),[1] connecting it to Geji rii, lii, Sha are (sky, cloud), Ron riʔ (cloud), Bidiyo rāyà (god), and Mukulu rā́ (god, sky), and a connection with Arabic رَائِعَة(rāʾiʿa, daylight, literally sun grown with vigor or height) and Arabic رِيع(rīʿ, high place, elevated).[2]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

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 m

  1. sun
  2. day (period of daylight)

Inflection[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

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 m

  1. the god Ra (literally “Sun”)

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir E.; Stolbova, Olga V. (1995), “*raʿ-”, in Hamito-Semitic Etymological Dictionary: Materials for a Reconstruction (Handbuch der Orientalistik; I.18), Leiden, New York, Köln: E.J. Brill, § 2088, page 444
  2. ^ “ريع” in Edward William Lane (1863), Arabic-English Lexicon, London: Williams & Norgate, pages 1201-1202, meaning to increase, to augment, to grow stronger, to be vigorous, a high or elevated land.
  3. ^ Loprieno, Antonio (1995) Ancient Egyptian: A Linguistic Introduction, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 39