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An abstract noun derived from ꜣḫ (to be effective).





  1. effectiveness, usefulness
  2. skills, expertise
  3. magical power or efficacy
    • c. 1550 BCE – 1295 BCE, Great Hymn to Osiris (Stela of Amenmose, Louvre C 286) lines 13–14:
      jr.n snt.f mkt.f sḥryt ḫrww sḥm(y)t zpw šd-ḫrw m ꜣḫw r(ꜣ).s
      His sister has served as his protector, she who drove off the enemies, who put an end to the deeds of the Disturber (Set) by the magical prowess of her mouth

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  • James P[eter] Allen (2010) Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs, 2nd edition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, 213 page 160, 213.
  • Hoch, James (1997) Middle Egyptian Grammar, Mississauga: Benben Publications, →ISBN, page 145