See also: NW, nW, Nw., and .nw

EgyptianEdit

PronunciationEdit

For the noun:

 

PronounEdit

 
 
  

 proximal, later copular demonstrative pronoun

  1. (Old Egyptian) this, that
  2. (Middle Egyptian, formal) O (vocative reference)

Usage notesEdit

This demonstrative is a pronoun, and so does not directly modify nouns. In Middle Egyptian it becomes used as a demonstrative for plural nouns in place of the old adjectives jpw and jptw and comes to serve as a plural definite article. When used in this way, it precedes the noun, with the genitival adjective n(j) in between, e.g. "these feet" is nw n(j) rdw (literally "this of feet").

In Old Egyptian it forms a contrastive pair with the demonstrative pronoun nf, in which nw is proximal.

InflectionEdit

ContractionEdit

 
 
  
  1. Contraction of nj wj.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

 
 
   

 m

  1. (moment of) time

InflectionEdit

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

 
 
   
 
  1. The meaning of this term is uncertain. Possibilities include:
    1. (transitive) to hunt

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