female on the wife's side. Itis quite possible, as Ember thinks, that Eg. hm ccmajestyn
meant primarily trfather-in-law n (the patron in an exogamous society; cf. the évolution
of the words patronus, Ar. saih, Sum. adda, ccfather, lord», Eg. îiy crfather, kingn).
For the relation between hm crmajesty, slaves (cf. also hmw ce artisan, eunuchu) and
hm ce maie relation by niarriagen, cf. Ar. maalâ cemaster, lord, client, servant, maie
relation, including son-in-law,).
W. F. Albright.