English Words That Were Originally Spoken by the Ancient Egyptians
HOURS AND HORUS
The word hours comes from the Ancient Egyptian god Horus mythology has for a long time influenced all cultures around the world -- By Chance Kelsey
"At daybreak. this wonderful, newborn child, God’s ‘Sun’, is … ‘Born Again’ Horus is Risen. Even today, when the Sun comes up, we see it on the "Horus-Risen", or "Horizon". His life was also divided into 12 parts or steps across Heaven each day: 12 HORUS = 12 HOURS"
MINISTER AND MINUTES
Another familiar term associated with the ecclesiastical profession. However, what few realize is that this word originated in or refers to the Lunar and Stellar Cults. The word Min was the common name of the moon, in fact it is were we derive the word moon. And Ster, is really star. So when we refer to someone as a Minister, we are really saying Moon-Star. It is a title that derives from the lunar and stellar cults. This explains why there is a minute hand on a watch. The three hands of a watch relate to the three planet associated with time. The slow hand is the hour hand, meaning Horus, the sun. The minute hand is for Min, the moon and the swift ticking hand is for Mercury, the planet which rotates fastest of all, both round the sun and on its own orbit. This is why the figure of the god Mercury was depicted with wings on his shoes or feet.
HORUS AND HOURS
Ra", or "res" in the Kemetic language means "to wake up", "to rise up", "to keep awake", or "to watch". Ra is also the name given to the Sun (as in the Egyptian Sun God Ra) which re-news itself by circling to re-appear. In fact, you can find the prefix "re" in many words in the English dictionary that points to their Kemetic origins. "Why would Egyptian words show up in the English language?", you may wonder. This is because the early settlers of a European land revered the African/Egyptian symbol of the cross known as the Ankh. They named their land "Ankhland", which over time became "England
The English name Egypt is derived from the Ancient Greek word for the country, Aígyptos. The Greek forms were borrowed from the late Egyptian (Amarna) name for the city Memphis, then called Hikuptah. This was a corruption of the earlier Egyptian name Hwt-ka-Ptah, meaning “home of the ka (soul) of Ptah.”
Pharaoh derives from “pharaô,” the Greek form of the Hebrew word par’oh, which is borrowed from the Ancient Egyptian word “pr-aa” (Great House).
The word gum derives from the Vulgar Latin word gummi, which is a loan from Greek kommi. The Greek form derives from the Ancient Egyptian word qmy.t (qemi), which means “gum” or “resin.”
“Desert” in English comes from deshret, which means red or barren in the Ancient Egyptian language.
Chemistry or Alchemy
The etymology of the word chemistry is a debatable issue. It derives from the Middle Latin version “alchimia” or “alchymia.” The Greek version, “chemeia,” first appears in about the fourth century and was used to designate the art of metal-working, especially the possible change of base metals into gold and silver. The Arabs later prefixed the article “al” and “alchemy” came finally to signify the art of chemistry in general. The Greeks likely borrowed “chemeia” from the Egyptian word “chemi” or “kemi,” which means the color black.
Many scholars believe “sphinx,” the name the Greeks gave to the mythical man-lion creature, derived from the Ancient Egyptian words Szp-‘nx or shespankh (living image), the generic word for divine images.
Ebony derives from Late Latin hebeninus (of ebony), which is borrowed from the Greek word ebenos (ebony tree). The Greek version stems from the Persian word abnus, which in turn derives from the Ancient Egyptian word hbny (hebeni).
Ivory derives from the Old French word “ivorie,” which is based on the Latin words eboreus (of ivory) and ebur (ivory). These words stem from the Ancient Egyptian word “abu,” meaning elephant’s tooth.
The word “sash,” a band or ribbon as part of one’s clothing, is thought to derive from the Ancient Egyptian word “Ss,” via “shash” the Arabic version and “shes” a Hebrew word.
Susan(a) stems from the Hebrew name Shoshanah, which is based on the Egyptian word “seshen” (lotus or water lilly). The word for water lily also ended up in a few Greek texts as the Phoenician word “souson.”
It turns out the Spanish word adobe has existed for around 4,000 years, with relatively little change in either pronunciation or meaning. The word can be traced from the Middle Egyptian (circa 2000 B.C.) word dbt, pronounced “d(je)b(e)t.” In more modern English usage, the term “adobe” has come to include a style of architecture popular in the desert climates of North America, especially in New Mexico.
Barge or Embark
Barge or embark derive from the French word barque, which came from “barca” in Latin. The Latin version is a loan of the Greek baris, which means “flat-bottomed boat” — referring to the type used in Egypt, as described by Herodotus. Therefore, the Greek word itself was a loan from the Ancient Egyptian b[y]r (bar) (“pram”, “boat”).
Kemetic Origins of English Words