Nahab

Attested ruler of Dynasty '0' of Lower Egypt, Naqada IIIb-c1, c. 3200-3150 b.c.e. The only archaeological evidence is His listing from the Polermo Stone fragment of possible 5th dynasty construction. Common name in Egyptology is 'Neheb'.'

Morphological Analysis

The early dynastic serekh of Nahab was inscribed in Old Kingdom style hieroglyphs on a slab of stone resembling black basalt. Two single hieroglyps written in the old kingdom style, in a single column, right-left, top-bottom.


Water

This hieroglyph is often used as one of the basic phonemes of the language, and has a phonetic value of /n/. It is also a standalone hieroglyph meaining 'of.'


Plow

This is both used as a determinative and has a phonetic value of /hb/. It is also a standalone hieroglyph literally meaning 'plow.'

Seated king holding the flail and wearing the crown of Lower Egypt.

While there are no words in the known lexicon of water and plow, separating the two hieroglyphs into their separate words give us the meaning 'of the plow.'

Resources


Polermo Stone c. Fifth Dynasty (2392–2283 b.c.e.)


Madw Natjr - Ancient Egyptian Language

 

 


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