See also: tnj, .tnj, and .ṯnj



For the Adverb:




 du 2. enclitic (‘dependent’) pronoun

  1. you two (see usage notes)

Usage notesEdit

This form of pronoun is an enclitic that must directly follow the word it modifies. Its meaning depends on its context:

  • When it follows a verb, it indicates the object of the verb.
  • In the second and third person when it follows an adjective, it forms the subject of an adjectival sentence.
  • When it follows a relative adjective, such as ntj, ntt, or jsṯ, it indicates the subject of the relative clause (usually only in the first person singular and third person common).
  • When it follows an imperative, it indicates the object of the verb.
  • When it follows a particle like m.k, it indicates the subject of the clause.
  • When attached to a preposition, it indicates the object of the preposition.





  1. where?

Alternative formsEdit


  • Demotic: tn



 3ae inf.

  1. (transitive) to lift up, to elevate
  2. (transitive) to distinguish (+ r: to distinguish (something) from (something else))
  3. (intransitive) to be(come) distinguished or elevated


Alternative formsEdit

Derived termsEdit


  • Loprieno, Antonio (1995) Ancient Egyptian: A Linguistic Introduction, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN
  • James P[eter] Allen (2010) Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs, 2nd edition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, 94, 381 page 51, 94, 381.
  • Hoch, James (1997) Middle Egyptian Grammar, Mississauga: Benben Publications, →ISBN, page 147