Re: The key of the rituals
- View SourceLady Jane, "shapeshifter202", wrote:
> But when you say that Nu in Egyptian means "count" - I can't findThe only problem I have with Budge, Faulkner, or any of the other
> that translation. All the different hieroglyphs I can find for Nu
> translate into words such as "of", "they, them", "babe,
> child", "sky", "water", and "the Sky-god".
> I'm using Budge as my source - how about you?
established authorities on Egyptian language is their work has become
dated in certain areas--the same as Crowley's. It's a matter of
progress. I prefer using the most recent large dictionary generated,
an English translation of the Beinlich word list. Here's a link to it:
There used to be several sources for the English translation of the
dictionary online, now there is only one. It would be wise to cut and
paste it to a text editor and store it to your hard drive while the
The Egyptian words are written in *Manuel De Codage*, a convenient
system for representing Egyptian signs that uses English letters for
signs. Some more links that can bring you or others up to speed on
the system if need be:
If you go to the bottom of the page and click on "Week1", you can
observe the discussions on some of the recent modifications that are
being applied to Egyptian language.
You will not find an Egyptian dictionary that defines "nu"
as "count." My conclusions are based on the spellings of the words
for the ordinal counts two thru eight and words related to numbering
and counting in general:
sn.nw = "second"
xmt.nw = "third"
fd.nw = "fourth"
diw.nw = "fifth"
sisw.nw = "sixth"
sfxw.nw = "seventh"
xmn-nw = "eighth"
Tnw = "number"
Tnw.t = "numbering"
All of the words end in "nw"(nu), or "nw.t"(nut or nuit). Nuit was
synonymous with time and counting to the Egyptians. "Nu" also
means "time, and "rope", with the rope used to symbolize the passage
of time. Also related is the word "wnw.t", which means both "a star"
(singular), and "hour."
> More suprises please! *G*Soon. ;-)
Prophet of L