Almighty

Got this by mail:
almighty
almighty
ˁ-l-m-iii-g-h-t-w-y

Yes, this is a transliteration of the English letters “ALMIGHTY”, which I’m almost certain was created with this website.
In case you had any doubts, the combination g+h in Egyptian is NOT silent. An English-speaking Egyptologist would probably pronounce that something like: “Aroom-eeg-het-wii”.
This is too bad. If there is one semantic field in which Egyptian is really good, it’s divine epithets. One example – sḫm pḥty “mighty of power”:
mighty of power

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9 Responses to Almighty

  1. Setna* says:

    Its a real shame.
    Egyptian mythology is so rich, especially when it comes to things that have to do with might, strength, power etc’
    Would it really kill them to do a tiny search, read a tiny amount of text and get something accurate and with some real cultural reference?
    Bah…

    * – Probably the mightiest magician in Egypt

  2. Dan says:

    Setna,

    I think people just don’t care. They think that transliteration is good enough.
    I can’t argue with the “it looks cool and I like it” argument. To be honest, it does look cool.
    Especially this one with the papyrus roll…

    Dan

  3. Setna says:

    Do you dare question my judgement?
    I will punish you all with a the might..*cough*….ah.. excuse me..old habits…

    Anyway – my thing is – sure “cool” and all, but it’s such a tiny simple search….
    bah…

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  5. Dan says:

    Leila,
    Are you getting a tattoo, or are you a spambot? email me if the former.

  6. So many tattoos to choose from. I search the net looking for the best pictures! Great site!

  7. Thanks for the great info, I will definitely be back!

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  9. Aramsham says:

    Hi,
    Great website.
    I’m looking for epithets such as ‘mighty’ and ‘powerful’ in ancient Egyptian. Where/what online sources should I look up for more on such epithets?
    How would I translate a made-up name like ‘Nathifa the Mighty, vanquisher of dark forces, protector of this land’?

    Aramsham

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