Progress of Egyptology.
Criticism of Erman's Acgyptisches Glossar, by AndERSSON. Sphinx
Eoeder's Berlin dissertation, Die praeposition r in der Entwickelung
der aegyptischen Sprache, is an elaborate classification of the uses of the
preposition, showing the changes that took place at different periods.
A. H. Gardiner shows that the word commonly translated " electrum "
is to be read zam, not uasem; the verb "to decay," on the other hand,
though sometimes written by false analogy in later texts with final m, is
really tias, A. Z. xli. 73; he explains the late Egyptian word auna as an
emphasizing particle after the negative, ib. 130, and gives instances of the
later absolute pronoun used as a possessive, ib. 135.
Interesting note on the nautical names of the four sides of a ship found
in old funerary texts. Lefebure, Sphinx ix. 18.
Nhdh as niph'al form. Calice, A. Z. xli. 90.
Nmw = " store" (?). Bissing, A. Z. xli. 90, words for censer and its
cover, id. ib. 147.
Coptic derivative from awns. A. Weil, A. Z. xli. 148.
Coptic derivatives from akh, "good," apt, " bushel." Sethe, A. Z. xli.
Vartu and analogous titles. B. Weill, Bee. de Trav. xxvii. 41.
Aua mhhua in Math. Pap. Schackenburg, A. Z. xli. 79. Prisse Pap.
2/6 means " lay papyrus on lap" while sitting and reading, id. ib. 90.
Expression " face to face," apparently applied to statuary as exact portrai-
ture. Legraik, Bee. de Trav. xxvi. 223.
Demotic term for "inspector" in Canopus decree, &c, and demotic
group for Hape, " Nile." Spiegelberg, Bee. de Trav. xxvi. 154.
Confirmation of the reading akht of the inundation season. Sethe,
A. Z. xli. 89 ; Bissing, ib. 147.
Atef rather than at = " father," uhyt=" camp," " tribe." Spiegelberg,
liec. de Trav. xxvi. 14S. The hieroglyphic plant of the south perhaps
afforded material for cloth, id. ib. 165.
Good instance of sign of Harpoon-nome. Calice, A. Z., xli. 89.
Suggestions as to the origin of signs for aiikh, "life," mes, " birth," uas
sceptre (head of oryx ?), horned Hathor emblem zb (?); realistic heart-sign
in Saite period, Saite word-signs for NehebJcaii, and for men. Daressy,
Bee. de Trav. xxvi. 129 el seqq.
Suggestive study on the name of Iron in Ancient Egypt. Spiegelberg,
Fee. de Trav. xxvi. 166.
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