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Symbol of love (Verb)

 
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nightnurse
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:08 am    Post subject: Symbol of love (Verb) Reply with quote

Hey every one I need help deciphering, translating etc, I know its the mout,h hoe and the man kneeling and it means cultivation. Can any one else include their opinion on this? I need to write a paper tonight
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Symbol of love (Verb) Reply with quote

nightnurse wrote:
Hey every one I need help deciphering, translating etc, I know its the mout,h hoe and the man kneeling and it means cultivation. Can any one else include their opinion on this? I need to write a paper tonight


Can you tighten your question on this? You obviously saw Aset's transcription in Arts and Literature, so you know what the glyphs are. I don't quite understand the question.

"To like, want, desire, love" is written this way:



The male determinative at the end (Glyph A2: man with his hand to his mouth), indicates the action of the term usually requires the use of the mouth, such as eating, or in this case, nuzzling or kissing.

Beyond that, Glyph U7 is the representation of a hoe, which has the phonetic value of /mr/, while Glyph D21 (mouth sign) has the phonetic value of /r/.

Because the base term, /mr/, is a verb with 3 radicals (consonants), the 3rd radical is a "weak" consonant of /y/ or /w/. So, in this case, /mr/ can be joined by the weak consonant as /mry/. As a noun, the term "loved, beloved" is /mrw.t/, which fits in with the rule about 3 ae-inf and nouns.

Beyond that, there's little more I can think to say about the term.

See:

Allen, J. P. 2000. Middle Egyptian: An Introduction to the Language and Culture of Hieroglyphs. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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