THE MEANING OF THE WORD ins THROUGH ANCIENT EGYPTIAN HIEROGLYPHIC TEXTS
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Egyptology dept., Faculty of Archaeology, South Valley Univ., Luxor branch, Luxor, Egypt
The word ins is related to the red color in general, ins which means the “Red Linen/Cloth” is derived from it, expressing a material/garment in the texts, it gives the meanings of red linen, red cloth, red garment/ fabric, and red bandage/mummifying bandage, also it happened that it was used in different positions related to divine names/ titles (such as: nb-ins, nbt-ins, jmj-ins.f, and insjtj), each of them is related to a specific God (Osiris, Re, Hathor, Mut, Sekhmet, Bastet, and Sekhmet-Bastet-Rat ); also there is a feast related to ins (HAb-ins). Also the word inst which is a plant, which could be with red flower could be derived from ins. This paper is dealing with the word ins, its different writings in different positions, each gives a special meaning, and it is import-ance to be participated in several divine names in Ancient Egypt until the end of the late period and before the Greco-Roman period.
INS; inst; Insyt/ Insj; Red linen; Nb-ins; Nbt-ins; Jmj-ins.f; Insjtj
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