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EgyptianEdit

EtymologyEdit

s- (causative prefix) +‎ jꜣṯ (to be injured); despite the derivation from jꜣṯ, it appears the expected form *sjꜣṯ is unattested.

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 caus. 3-lit.

  1. (transitive, of measures of barley or fields) to cut short, to downsize (deceitfully)
    • c. 1478 BCE – 1397 BCE, Book of the Dead of Nu (pLondon British Museum EA10477) chapter 125, line 13:
               
       
       
      nj sjꜣt.j ꜣḥwt
      I have not downsized the fields.
  2. (transitive, of people) to mutilate

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ReferencesEdit

  • Allen, James (2010) Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs, second edition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, page 257
  • Erman, Adolf; Grapow, Hermann (1930) Wörterbuch der ägyptischen Sprache, volume 4, Berlin: Akademie-Verlag, →ISBN, page 32.1–32.4