Open main menu

kꜣ

See also: .kꜣ

Contents

EgyptianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

 
 

 m

  1. ka (Something like "life-force"; the part of the soul which the living have and the dead do not)
    • c. 24th century BCE, Pyramid of King Unas, south wall of the burial chamber, column 15, Pyramid Text spell 215, section 35:[1]
         
       
         
       
       
       
        
       
      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, Relief of Agricultural Scenes (Cleveland 1930.736), middle register, captions around flute-player:[2]
        
       
        
       
       
       
       
       
      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
InflectionEdit
Alternative formsEdit
Derived termsEdit

Proper nounEdit

 

 m

  1. A serekh name notably borne by Predynastic king Ka
Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From kꜣj (to plan).

ParticleEdit

   

 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).

Alternative formsEdit
Derived termsEdit

ParticleEdit

   

 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.

Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

 
 

 m

  1. bull
InflectionEdit
Alternative formsEdit
Derived termsEdit

NounEdit

 

 m

  1. bull as a sacrificial victim
InflectionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Allen, James (2010) Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs, second edition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 82, 115, 127, 196, 254, 274, 284, 319–320
  • Faulkner, Raymond (1962) A Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian, Oxford: Griffith Institute, →ISBN
  1. ^ Allen, James (2013) A New Concordance of the Pyramid Texts, volume II, Providence: Brown University, PT 215.35 (Pyr. 149d), Unas
  2. ^ Berman, Lawrence M.; Bohač, Kenneth J. (1999) The Cleveland Museum of Art Catalogue of Egyptian Art, New York: Hudson Hills Press, page 137–138