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The Pi Ramesses Dictionary

a'nekh djet!
Ancient Egyptian live for ever! Submitted by Kasia

admiral
Ancient Egyptian imey-er-a'hew Submitted by Kasia

ankh
Ancient Egyptian a symbol meaning life, often used in the expression Ankh! Udja! Seneb! which is frequently employed to wish the King of Egypt Life! Strength! and Health! Submitted by Kasia

architect
Ancient Egyptian qed m. qedet f. Submitted by Kasia

Aw ibek
Ancient Egyptian (or aw ibetj when speaking to a woman) - may your heart rejoice! Submitted by Kasia

baker
Ancient Egyptian retehtey m. retehtet f. Submitted by Kasia

baket
From the Middle Egyptian /bkt/ - a female servant. Submitted by Katherine

beautiful
Ancient Egyptian nefer, also can mean good Submitted by Kasia

brother
Ancient Egyptian sen Submitted by Kasia

captain
Ancient Egyptian sekhrey Submitted by Kasia

citizen
Ancient Egyptian niewet Submitted by Kasia

daughter
Ancient Egyptian sat Submitted by Kasia

Dua Netjer en ek!
Ancient Egyptian Thank you! (or "Thank God for you!" - to a man),Dua Netjer en etj! - to a woman. Submitted by Kasia

Egypt
Ancient Egyptian Kemet Submitted by Kasia

Em heset net Ra
Ancient Egyptian be in favor with Ra! (or pick any other god) Submitted by Kasia

Em Hotep
Ancient Egyptian with or in peace, this is frequently used as a greeting. Submitted by Kasia

Em hotep nefer
Ancient Egyptian in great peace! Submitted by Kasia

Em hotep nefer weret
Ancient Egyptian in very great peace! Submitted by Kasia

farewell
Ancient Egyptian senebty Submitted by Kasia

father
Ancient Egyptian it Submitted by Kasia

general
Ancient Egyptian imey-er mesha' Submitted by Kasia

god
Ancient Egyptian neter, netjer goddess netjert Submitted by Kasia

great
Ancient Egyptian wer Submitted by Kasia

haitey
Ancient Egyptian Mourner Submitted by Kasia

hatey-a'
Ancient Egyptian nomarc or chief Submitted by Kasia

heart
Ancient Egyptian ib, ab Submitted by Kasia

hello
Ancient Egyptian iiti Submitted by Kasia

hem, hemet
Ancient Egyptian husband, wife Hem Netjer, Hemet Netjer Gods servant or wife Submitted by Kasia

hem-ek
Ancient Egyptian Your Majesty, (hem-etj to a female pharaoh) Submitted by Kasia

herey-tep
Ancient Egyptian mayor, heret tep f. mayor Submitted by Kasia

hi
Ancient Egyptian yeh Submitted by Kasia

house
Ancient Egyptian per Submitted by Kasia

ib
Ancient Egyptian heart Submitted by Kasia

iiti
Ancient Egyptian hello! Submitted by Kasia

iiwy
Ancient Egyptian welcome! Submitted by Kasia

iiwy
Ancient Egyptian welcome Submitted by Kasia

ikey
Ancient Egyptian Stonemason Submitted by Kasia

imey-er
Ancient Egyptian overseer Submitted by Kasia

imey-er-a'ha'ew
Ancient Egyptian admiral Submitted by Kasia

imey-er-mesha'
Ancient Egyptian Ancient Egyptian general Submitted by Kasia

Imi-ib
Middle Egyptian: "heart's desire." In usage, one's beloved or darling. Submitted by Katherine

it
Ancient Egyptian father Submitted by Kasia

itja
Ancient Egyptian thief Submitted by Kasia

Kemet
Ancient Egyptian word for Egypt Submitted by Kasia

lady
Ancient Egyptian nebet Submitted by Kasia

land
Ancient Egyptian ta Submitted by Kasia

leader
Ancient Egyptian seshmew Submitted by Kasia

life
Ancient Egyptian ankh, a symbol often used in the expression Ankh! Udja! Seneb! which is frequently employed to wish the King of Egypt Life! Strength! and Health! Submitted by Kasia

lord
Ancient Egyptian neb Submitted by Kasia

medjay
In function, the guards of the western deserts. Traditionally, the name was attached to the specific tribe of nomads who operated between Nubia and Egypt in the western deserts. They pledged fealty to the Egyptians during the Hyksos period, as they were the ones who intercepted the well-known letter between the Nubians and Hyksos which formed the alliance against Kamose at the beginning of the 18th Dynasty. In reward, Kamose rewarded the Medjay by making them part of the royal guards for sacred lands. Not quite police, not simply security, the Medjay were a quasi-paramilitary force dedicated strictly to royal house concerns (Sources: Lacovara and Markowitz. 2000. Crime and Punishment. In D.B Redford, (ed.), Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, I: 319. Oxford: Oxford University Press) Submitted by Katherine

merchant
Ancient Egyptian shewtey Submitted by Kasia

mewet
Ancient Egyptian mother Submitted by Kasia

midwife
Ancient Egyptian tjemset Submitted by Kasia

mother
Ancient Egyptian mewet Submitted by Kasia

mourner
Ancient Egyptian haitey Submitted by Kasia

neb
Ancient Egyptian lord, Neb-i my Lord Submitted by Kasia

nebet
Ancient Egyptian lady, Nebet-i my Lady Submitted by Kasia

nefer
Ancient Egyptian beautiful or good Submitted by Kasia

Nefer sedjmek
Ancient Egyptian (or nefer sedjmetj when addressing a woman) - may you hear only good things! (a common ending for letters) Submitted by Kasia

netjer, netjret,
Ancient Egyptian god m., goddess f., Submitted by Kasia

niewtey
Ancient Egyptian Citizen Submitted by Kasia

Nisu
Ancient Egyptian royal One, King, if used alone sometimes Nesew Submitted by Kasia

niwet
Ancient Egyptian town Submitted by Kasia

nomarc
Ancient Egyptian hatey-a' Submitted by Kasia

nome
Ancient Egyptian sepat Submitted by Kasia

overseer
Ancient Egyptian imey-er Submitted by Kasia

peace
Ancient Egyptian hetep or hotep, often used in the greeting em hotep - in peace Submitted by Kasia

per
Ancient Egyptian a house, n.b. the great house, Per aA became synonymous with the Peraa, or Pharaoh of Egypt. Submitted by Kasia

pet
Ancient Egyptian sky Submitted by Kasia

physician
Ancient Egyptian sewnu Submitted by Kasia

pr anx
Middle Egyptian: "the house of life." A repository of written knowledge used by priest, noble, and king. In short, a sacred library containing the sum of knowledge. Submitted by Katherine

qed
Ancient Egyptian architect, qedet t. Submitted by Kasia

retehtey
Ancient Egyptian Baker retehtet f. Submitted by Kasia

royal
Ancient Egyptian nisew, nisu m. nisut f. Submitted by Kasia

sa, sat
Ancient Egyptian son, daughter Submitted by Kasia

sailor
Ancient Egyptian seqdew Submitted by Kasia

scribe
Ancient Egyptian sesh Submitted by Kasia

sD n Drt
Middle Egyptian. A towel. Submitted by Katherine

sedjauty
Ancient Egyptian sedjauty, sealbearer or treasurer sedjaut,f. Submitted by Kasia

sekhrey
Ancient Egyptian Captain Submitted by Kasia

sekhtey
Ancient Egyptian weaver sekhtet f. Submitted by Kasia

sen, senet
Ancient Egyptian brother, sister Submitted by Kasia

Senebti
Ancient Egyptian (be well) farewell Submitted by Kasia

sepat
Ancient Egyptian nome Submitted by Kasia

seqdew
Ancient Egyptian Sailor Submitted by Kasia

sesh
Ancient Egyptian scribe Submitted by Kasia

seshmew
Ancient Egyptian leader Submitted by Kasia

sewnu
Ancient Egyptian physician Submitted by Kasia

shewtey
Ancient Egyptian Merchant Submitted by Kasia

sister
Ancient Egyptian senet Submitted by Kasia

sky
Ancient Egyptian pet Submitted by Kasia

soldier
Ancient Egyptian wa'ew Submitted by Kasia

son
Ancient Egyptian sa Submitted by Kasia

sSn
Middle Egyptian for the blue and white water lily flowers found in the Nile, colloquially and modernly called the "Egyptian lotus." In botanical terms, Nymphaea caerulea (blue) and Nymphaea savigny (white). See more on 'lotus' in this section (and/or the dictionary). Submitted by Katherine

stonemason
Ancient Egyptian ikey Submitted by Kasia

ta
Ancient Egyptian land, tawy - lands Submitted by Kasia

thief
Ancient Egyptian itja Submitted by Kasia

tjatey
Ancient Egyptian mayer Submitted by Kasia

tjemset
Ancient Egyptian Midwife Submitted by Kasia

treasurer
Ancient Egyptian sedjauty m. also sealbearer sedjaut,f. Submitted by Kasia

wa'ew
Ancient Egyptian Soldier Submitted by Kasia

weaver
Ancient Egyptian sekhtey m. sekhtet f. Submitted by Kasia

wer
Ancient Egyptian great Submitted by Kasia

wife
Ancient Egyptian hemet, hemet netjer is God's wife, or servant Submitted by Kasia

xpS
Middle Egyptian: curved sword of the New Kingdom, with an inner cutting surface. Colloquially known today as a "sickle sword", it dffers from the Arabic/Tukish scimitar due to its inner cutting edge. Most popular during the Ramesside period (Hoffmeier 2000. Military Materiel. In D.B. Redford, (ed), Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt II: 408. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Submitted by Katherine

yeh
Ancient Egyptian hi Submitted by Kasia