מצרים

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EtymologyEdit

From a common Semitic source; compare Arabic مِصْر(miṣr) and Ugaritic 𐎎𐎕𐎗𐎎 (mṣrm). The ending is the standard dual form, perhaps related to the ancient conceptualization of Egypt as two realms: Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt. Connections have also been drawn to מֶצֶר(métser, border, limit) and מיצר / מֵצַר(meitsár, sea strait).

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Proper nounEdit

מִצְרַיִם (mitsráyimf (Biblical Hebrew pausal form מִצְרָיִם)

  1. Egypt (a country in Africa)
  2. Egyptians
  3. (biblical) Mizraim, son of Ham and grandson of Noah

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YiddishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Hebrew מִצְרַיִם(mitsráyim).

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Proper nounEdit

מצרים (mitsrayemn

  1. Egypt

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