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Noun "kiss" in Egyptian language

 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:07 am    Post subject: Noun "kiss" in Egyptian language Reply with quote

One question. Did Ancient Egyptian had word for noun "kiss"? I know that there is a verb "to kiss" (also "to smell") - sn. From my humble knowledge, I propose it would be something like snt.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Noun "kiss" in Egyptian language Reply with quote

Lost Pharaoh wrote:
One question. Did Ancient Egyptian had word for noun "kiss"? I know that there is a verb "to kiss" (also "to smell") - sn. From my humble knowledge, I propose it would be something like snt.

Thank you in advance.


The Hannig's Großes Handwörterbuch (2000: 767a) shows the verb "to kiss" as /sn/ as in 'kiss a woman', or 'kiss the foot of the king', with implications of both nose and mouth kissing. The other term is /Hna/, with /jdn r/, referring to only nose kissing, with a nose determinant.

A 'kiss' is called /xnmt/, and again, the determinant refers to something done with the nose.

In your use, /snt/ would mean only "she kisses."
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you nesert for answer, and all examples. I think that snt would be something like kiss, but sn.t would be she kisses. I said hypotheticaly how the word for kiss would be constructed. As I remembered, in Ancient Egyptian there are nouns created from verbs by adding t at the and. Maybe I am wrong...?
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