See also: giza, giża, and Giża

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EtymologyEdit

From Egyptian Arabic اَلْجِيزَة(il-Gīza). The etymology is uncertain. Al-Maqrizi derives it from Classical Syriac ܓܹܣܵܐ(gissa, side). Peust suggests a Persian etymology from Persian دز(dez, castle). Everett-Heath suggests an Egyptian etymology from Egyptian r-gs-ḥr (on the side of the high one (pyramid)).

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Proper nounEdit

Giza

  1. A city on the west bank of the Nile river, Egypt, famous for its ancient monuments including the Great Sphinx of Giza and the Great Pyramid of Giza.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Carsten Peust, Konstanz (2010) Die Toponyme vorarabischen Ursprungs im modernen Ägypten, Göttingen, 2010, p. 44

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PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German Giese or from Polish Giża with mazurzenie.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡi.za/
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  • Rhymes: -iza
  • Syllabification: Gi‧za

Proper nounEdit

Giza m pers or f

  1. a masculine surname
  2. a feminine surname

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