i in
b O36

jnb, masculine

  1. wall

Usage notesEdit

Alternative hieroglyphic writings:

O36 Z1


sing. jnb
dual jnbwj
plural jnbw

Derived termsEdit


i in
b O36 D40

jnb, strong triliteral

  1. separate with walls, enclose with walls


jnb: Triliteral (3-lit)
Base Stem: jnb Geminated Stem: jnbb (rare) Imperative: jnb
Suffix Forms (1) Participles(10)
Active Passive Active Passive Relative
Perfective (2) jnb jnb.tw jnb jnb(w) (11) / jnby jnb
Imperfective (3) jnb jnb.tw jnb(j) / jnby jnb(w) (11) jnb(w) (11) / jnby
Perfect jnb.n jnb.n.tw ------ ------ jnb.n
Prospective jnb jnbb jnbtj.fj (9) ------ ------
Subjunctive jnb jnb.tw Stative
Passive ------ jnb(w) / jnby Singular Plural
"Consequential"(4) jnb.jn jnb.jn.tw 1st Person jnb.kw jnb.wjn
"Necessitive"(5) jnb.ḫr jnb.ḫr.tw 2nd person jnb.tj jnb.tjwjn
"Future Consequential"(6) jnb.k3 jnb.k3.tw 3rd person (masc) jnb.w jnb.wj
Old Perfect (7) jnbt jnbt 3rd person (fem) jnb.tj
Infinitival forms
Infinitive jnb Negatival Complement jnb(w) Complementary Infinitive(8) jnbt

1) All of these forms can display their subject using the suffix pronouns (and they frequently do)
2) Otherwise known as the "Indicative"
3) Otherwise known as the "Circumstantial"
4) No formal name - usually referred to as the "sḏm.jn"
5) No formal name - usually referred to as the "sḏm.ḫr"
6) No formal name - usually referred to as the "sḏm.k3"
7) Otherwise known as the "jnbt"
8) Rare & Archaic
9) Declines using third person suffix pronouns: masc.: .fj, fem: .sj & plural: .sn
10) Decline like adjectives
11) -w only appears in the masculine singular


Faulkner, A Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian

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