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Thursday, February 02, 2012

here, xafmes!

This one's for the Ancient Egyptian geeks out there:  some XII Dynasty dog names with hieroglyphs!  From Transactions of the Society of Biblical Archæology, Volume 4 (London: 1876), p. 185.

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I looked up "Snab," which seems to mean "legs" and "stain." I didn't have much luck with the others, but I did find this excellent list of Ancient Egyptian first names!


parlance said...

Great list! Thanks.

Afrikaisi........."from the Egyptian hills is an interesting one. I wonder if it's the origin of the word Africa.

curator said...

I wonder that too. The names do have a rare strange loveliness to them, I think.