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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.