Egyptian word root √ḏbȝ

🏷  Egyptian word root · etymology   —   by Gerry · Oct 2018 · 209 words

The √ḏbȝ root is based on the glyph 𓌥 for floating rafts on nets used by fishermen. It is used for blocking, as it blocks the sinking movement, and also has the meaning of “adorning” or “covering”, mainly in the financial sense of payments. In this regard it is similar to Semitic √kpr, though the 2 are not etymologically related.


This seems to be the original meaning, hence the glyph.

𓌥𓃀𓅱𓆱𓏥 ḏbȝw : floats of net — Egyptian (AED)


𓌥𓃀𓏛 ḏbȝ : repay, make repayment, replace, restore, clothe, adorn, provide, pad — Egyptian (AED)

𓌥𓃀𓄿𓏲𓏛𓏥 ḏbȝw : payments, reward, compensation, bribes — Egyptian (AED)

𓂧𓃀𓅡𓄿𓏲𓌥𓏛𓏥 ḏbȝw : payments, reward, compensation, bribes — Egyptian (AED)

Sacrificial payment

The sitting heron from the √bˤḥ root is used in one curious spelling. At TLA, the meaning is given as “sacrificial food”, but in one listed occurrence, the translation is given as “payments”.

𓌥𓅤𓏒𓏥 ḏbȝ : sacrificial food — Egyptian (TLA)

Replace, annul

𓂧𓃀𓅡𓄿𓌥𓏛 ḏbȝ : replace, restore — Egyptian (AED)

𓂋𓌥𓃀𓄿𓏲𓏛𓏥 r ḏbȝw : instead of — Egyptian (AED)

𓌥𓃀𓊅𓂡 ḏbȝ : stop up, block — Egyptian (AED)

Covering clothes and items

𓌥 ḏbȝ : clothe, adorn — Egyptian (AED)

𓌥𓃀𓋲 ḏbȝ : garment worn by god — Egyptian (AED)

𓌥𓅱𓋕 ḏbȝw : crowning — Egyptian (AED)

𓌥𓃀𓏏𓉐 ḏbȝt : robing - room, sarcophagus — Egyptian (AED)

𓌥𓃀𓆰 ḏbȝ : mat of leaves — Egyptian (AED)

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