EgyptianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

n
h
wnDs

 m

  1. need, lack, deficiency
  2. deficiency incurred, loss
    • c. 2000 BCE – 1900 BCE, Tale of the Shipwrecked Sailor (pHermitage/pPetersburg 1115) lines 7–8:
      izw&&t A1Z2ssT
      n
      Z2
      iiit
      D54
      aD
      d
      t
      Y2
      D35
      n
      n
      h
      wnDs
      n
      mSaA1Z2ssn
      Z2
      jzwt.n jj.t(j) ꜥd.t(j) nn nhw n mšꜥ.n
      Our crew has returned intact, without loss to our expedition.

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WelshEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle Welsh -nt (3rd person plural verb ending) + hwy (they), related to Breton i (they), Cornish i (they).

PronunciationEdit

Usage notesEdit

  • Only pronounced /n̥uː/ in very careful speech; the usual pronunciation is /nuː/.

PronounEdit

nhw

  1. they, them

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