See also: .kꜣ

EgyptianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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NounEdit

kA
Z1

 m

  1. ka (Something like "life-force"; the part of the soul which the living have and the dead do not)
    • c. 24th century B.C.E., Pyramid of King Unas, south wall of the burial chamber, column 15, Pyramid Text spell 215, section 35:[1]
      D35sk
      k
      D35sk
      kA
      k
      T
      wt
      kA
      nj sk.k nj sk kꜣ.k ṯwt kꜣ
      You will not perish; your ka will not perish. You are the ka.
    • Early 6th Dynasty, Tomb of Nyankhnesut, Relief of Agricultural Scenes (Cleveland 1930.736), middle register, captions around flute-player:[2]
      zb
       
      nfrn
      k
      k
      k
      T
      n
      zb(ꜣ) nfr n k(ꜣ)w.ṯn
      Playing the flute is good for your kas.
    1. personality, essence
  2. goodwill - especially of the king
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Proper nounEdit

kA

 m

  1. A serekh name notably borne by Predynastic king Ka
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Etymology 2Edit

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NounEdit

kA
Z1
 

 m

  1. sustenance, food
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Etymology 3Edit

From kꜣj (to plan).

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ParticleEdit

kAA2

 proclitic

  1. (with following subjunctive or nonverbal predicate) so, then, as a result; expresses future consequence
  2. (with following suffix pronoun/subject and imperfective) then; expresses subsequent action
Usage notesEdit

This particle is mostly used with the subjunctive to indicate future consequences. In this use, it is neutral in tone — it neither indicates inevitability (like ḫr) nor optativity (like jḫ).

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kAA2

 quotative

  1. (with following suffix pronoun indicating the speaker) marks a future direct quotation; will say
Usage notesEdit

Like the other quotatives jn, ḫr, and ḫrw.fj, this word either follows the entire quotation that it marks or is inserted near its start (but never at its start).

This word may be identical with the above proclitic particle. It may also be interpreted as a use of .kꜣ in the potentialis form ḏd.kꜣ with the verb ḏd (to say) left unexpressed.

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Etymology 4Edit

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D52
E1

 m

  1. bull
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  • Coptic Dialect K: ⲕⲟ (ko)

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 m

  1. bull as a sacrificial victim
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Allen, James, A New Concordance of the Pyramid Texts, volume II, Providence: Brown University, 2013, PT 215.35 (Pyr. 149d), Unas
  2. ^ Berman, Lawrence M.; Bohač, Kenneth J., The Cleveland Museum of Art Catalogue of Egyptian Art, New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1999, page 137–138