• On a Possible Meroitic Origin of the Old Nubian Titles ⲥⲁⲙⲉⲧ and ⲥⲁⲙⲉⲧⲓⳟⲟ

    Author(s):
    Vincent van Gerven Oei (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Group(s):
    Union for Nubian Studies
    Subject(s):
    Public officers, Nubian languages, Africa--Nubia
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Old Nubian, Meroitic
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/xpdb-6f18
    Abstract:
    The present paper looks at two Old Nubian titles: ⲥⲁⲙⲉⲧ/ⲥⲁⲙⲁⲧ and ⲥⲁⲙⲉⲧⲓⳟⲟ. Whereas the former is thought to be the Nubian parallel of Greek δομήστικος, no satisfactory parallel has been found so far for the latter. We will argue that the two Old Nubian titles can be considered loans from Meroitic smt and smt lh respectively, and that ⲥⲁⲙⲉⲧⲓⳟⲟ should therefore be equated to the Greek title πρωτοδομήστικος, for which no Old Nubian parallel had yet been established. This would then in turn clarify the meaning of the hereto- fore untranslated Meroitic title smt.
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