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CopticEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Demotic qpqp. Probably an early compound meaning "tiny piece."

PronunciationEdit

  • (original pronunciation) IPA(key): /t͡ʃafˈt͡ʃʼiːf/
  • (old pronunciation) IPA(key): /d͡ʒafˈd͡ʒif/
  • (reformed pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɡafˈɡif/

NounEdit

ϫⲁϥϫⲓϥ (jafjifm

  1. (Bohairic) ant

ReferencesEdit

  • Černý, Jaroslav (1976) Coptic Etymological Dictionary, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 341
  • Crum, Walter E. (1939) A Coptic Dictionary[1], Oxford: Clarendon Press, →ISBN, page 842