A Dissertation On The Calendar And Zodiac Of Ancient Egypt

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byWilliam Mure

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1832. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SECTION III. CONTINUATION OF THE SAME SUBJECT.--INQUIRY INTO THE PRISTINE FORM AND SIGNIFICATION OF THE SIGNS. The names of the egyptian months, which we now proceed to analyze, have been preserved in the works of greek authors of various ages; as well as in the idioms of the native Copts, and Egyptio-arabs, among whom they continued to be used in modern times. That they are the primitive egyptian appellations is, I believe, not disputed; and indeed is placed beyond a doubt, as well by the internal evidence which they themselves afford of their connexion with the ancient language and religion of the country, as by the constancy and harmony of the tradition, by which they have been handed down through ages as such. I have given below, in the notes, references to the authors in whose works the most important varieties of these names have been preserved, as well in the greek as the coptic idiom." To the coptic orthography the greatest weight is in most instances to be attached, as representing the pronunciation of the old dialect of Egypt, for the most part it may reasonably be assumed, pure and unaltered. Occasional allusion has also been made to the analogy of the Copto-arabic. a According to the greek orthography: see generally, Ptolem. de Apparent. ap. Petav. Uranol. in op. de doct. temp. vol. iii. p. 42. Antholog. groec 1. i. c. 91. Fabricii Menolog. p. 22. According to the coptic orthography j Kircher, Ling. aegypt. restitut . Scala magna, p. 63, et Prodrom. Copt- p. 140. Tuki, Kudim. ling. copt. p. 391. sqq. Croze, Lexic. aegypt. in vv. Jablonski, Collectio vocum tegyptiarum, in v. v. Opusc. vol. i. et ap. Steph. Thes. ling. gnec. edit. Valpy, vol. i. initio. Young, append. ad Tatham. Egypt. gramm. p. 5. Croz. Thesaurus epistolicus, pt. iii. p. 133....

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1832. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SECTION III. CONTINUATION OF THE SAME SUBJECT.--INQUIRY INTO THE PRISTINE FORM AND SIGNIFICATION OF THE SIGNS. The names of ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780217160513

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