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Dw%EA%9C%A3t

Egyptian

Pronunciation

 

Noun

dwAt
dwAt

 f

  1. The Duat, the Egyptian afterworld [since the Pyramid Texts]
    1. In early conceptions, the region in the eastern sky where the sun and stars rise, which serves as the abode of the dead king
      • c. 2255 BCE - 2246 BCE, Pyramid Texts of Merenre -- south wall of the vestibule, line 6-7, spell 610.20-610.21:[1]
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        Aa7
        T2n
        k
        r
        d
        rdrdrddAt
        dwAt
        irbwn
        t
        ssAHdwAim
        O43
        p
        iHF1pt
        pt
        dwAa
        Z1
        k
        sqr n.k r(w)dw ?jr? d(w)?t jr bw nt(j) s jm ?zp j?-pt ?.k
        Stairways have been beaten out for you to the afterworld, to the place where Orion is, and the Bull of Heaven will take your hand.
    2. Later, the region underneath the earth through which the sun passes at night, in which Osiris and the dead dwell
      • c. 1550 BCE - 1295 BCE, Great Hymn to Osiris (Stela of Amenmose, Louvre C 286) lines 6-7:
        imi
        Z2ss
        dwA
        tpr
        mz
        n
        fnD
        N17
        N21Z1
        Tz
        t
        tywZ2ss
        H_SPACE
        mk
        A16Z3
        Dr
        r
        tywZ2ss
        H_SPACE
        mT
        H
        wbH
        Z2
        U3z
        n
        Z2
        swwn
        t
        tywZ2ss
        H_SPACE
        imA51Z3Hr
        Z1
        n
        r
        nr
        D40
        n
        f
        jmjw dw?t m sn-t? ?ztjw m ksw
        ?rtjw m w m?.sn sw ntjw jm ?r nr n.f
        Those in the afterworld kiss the earth, and those in the desert hills bow down.
        The ancestors are in joy when they see him, and the dead are in awe of him.
      • c. 1401 BCE, Amduat of Amenhotep II (tomb of Amenhotep II, KV35) Second Hour, closing text:
        Szp
        p
        D40
        n
        n
        z
        dwAt
        pr
        if
        F51Z1
        N33A
        A40irpt
        pt
        r
        Y1
        anxn
        x
        kif
        F51Z1
        N33A
        A40mtA
        N23Z1
        d
        z
        r
        Y1n
        k
        ?zp.n n.s dw?t j(w)f jr(j) pt r ?n?.k j(w)f m t? dsr n.k
        The afterworld has received to itself the flesh belonging to the sky in order that you live, flesh, in the ground set aside for you.
  2. The underworld of a city as a place of dead gods [Late Period]
  3. Epithet for the grave [since the New Kingdom]
  4. Epithet for the crypt in the Temple of Dendera [Greco-Roman Period]

Alternative forms

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Old Coptic: (t?)
  • -> English: duat

Proper noun

d
wA
t
H8

 f

  1. a hippopotamus goddess personifying the afterworld [Greco-Roman Period]

Noun

dwA
t
A30

 f

  1. praise, adoration, worship [New Kingdom]

Inflection

Noun

d
wA
dwA
t

 f

  1. adoratrice [Old Kingdom, New Kingdom, Greco-Roman Period]

Alternative forms

Inflection

Noun

dwAt
Z1
M2
Z2

 f

  1. (medicine) a type of medicinal plant

Inflection

Noun

dwAdwA
t

 f

  1. Used in the phrase
    pr
    Z1
    dwAdwA
    t
    pr
    pr dw?t ("'House of Morning', a place of purification")
    [since the Old Kingdom]
  2. Used in the phrase
    Hr
    r
    sS
    tU30
    npr
    Z1
    dwAdwAt
    pr
    , referring to a royal cloakroom official
    [since the Old Kingdom]

References

  1. ^ Allen, James (2013) A New Concordance of the Pyramid Texts, volume V, Providence: Brown University, PT 610.20-610.21 (Pyr. 1717a-1717b), M

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