See also: Egipte and Ēģiptē


 Ēģipte on Latvian Wikipedia
Ēģipte (Āfrikā)
Ēģiptes karogs


Via other European languages, ultimately borrowed from Latin Ægyptus, itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek Αἴγυπτος (Aíguptos), from Egyptian ḥwt-kꜣ-ptḥ (literally temple of the ka of Ptah) (whose Late Egyptian pronunciation is reflected by Akkadian 𒄭𒆪𒌒𒋫𒀪 (ḫikuptaḫ)), initially referring to Ptah’s temple in the city of Memphis, a capital during the Middle Kingdom.


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Proper nounEdit

Ēģipte f (5th declension)

  1. Egypt (a country in northeastern Africa; capital: Cairo)
    Ēģiptes karogsthe flag of Egypt
    Ēģiptē ir sauss klimats(there) is dry climate in Egypt (= the climate of Egypt is dry)
    nozīmīgs Ēģiptes dabas resurss ir Nīlas upean important natural resource of Egypt is the Nile river
  2. (historical) Egypt (civilization which flourished along the Nile river in Antiquity)
  3. Egypt (a village in Latvia, near the border with Lithuania)
    'Ēģipte ir ciems Daugavpils novada Medumu pagastāEgypt is a village in the Medumi parish of the Daugavpils municipality



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