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EtymologyEdit

Some scholars have proposed that nṯr is etymologically related to the cleansing substance natron, since they can be written (consonantally or using the same hieroglyphic sign) the same way and used together.[1][2][3]

In turn, Strong’s Hebrew dictionary notes that natron in Hebrew is Nether, deriving from the Hebrew Nathar, meaning to agitate, shake, move, unleash, based on the effervescing properties of Natron.[4]

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  1. god

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The plural is almost invariably written as

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Samuel Alfred Browne Mercer, The Pyramid Texts, in Translation and Commentary, Volume 2, Longmans, Green, 1952, p. 382.
  2. ^ Donald B. Redford, Oxford University Press, 2001, p. 418
  3. ^ Nektar and Nitron, Griffith, R Drew. Glotta 72.1 (Jan 1, 1994): 20. http://electronicsandbooks.com/eab1/manual/Magazine/G/Glotta%20DE/Glotta,%2072%201-4%20(1994).pdf
  4. ^ Strong’s Hebrew Dictionary, http://www.htmlbible.com/sacrednamebiblecom/kjvstrongs/STRINDEX.htm
  5. ^ Loprieno, Antonio (1995) Ancient Egyptian: A Linguistic Introduction, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-44384-9