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Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin Aegyptus, from Ancient Greek Αἴγυπτος ‎(Aíguptos), from Mycenaean Greek *Aiguptos (compare 𐁁𐀓𐀠𐀴𐀍 ‎(ai-ku-pi-ti-jo, Egyptian)) (perhaps via Minoan), from Egyptian ḥwt k3 ptḥ ‎(literally The Temple of the Soul of Ptah), initially referring to the prominent temple in the city of Memphis once capital in the Middle Kingdom.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈeːɣʲept/, /ˈeːɣʲeft/

Proper nounEdit

Égept f

  1. Egypt

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Égept” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
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