"It’s a cold war."
Found these beauties on the way home, and they smelled so amazing!
saw this tip jar at my Dairy Queen today and lost it at tipiosa
I think tulips are my favourite. 💐
Sean and the beaut interior of the National Museum of Scotland
1. Hetep or Hotep = Peace. Also used as part of the greeting: “Em hotep,” meaning: “In peace,” along with its variations: “Em hotep nefer,” (“In great peace,”) and “Em hotep nefer weret,” (“In very great peace,”).
2. Ankh = Life. Used as part of the phrase: “Ankh, udja, seneb!” meaning: “Life, strength, and health!” Which was a blessing.
3. Senebty = Farewell
4. Iiti = Hello
5. Yeh! = Hi!
6. Iiwy = Welcome
7. Imi-ib = Heart’s desire. Equivalent to: “Beloved,” or “darling.”
8. Nedjeb = Sweetie (as in “dear” not candy)
9. Mewet = Mother
10. It = Father
11. Sa = Son
12. Sat = Daughter
13. Senet = Sister
14. Sen = Brother (Note: In addition to referring to your actual brother as this, you would also address someone around the same age as you as “brother” or “sister.” So when you see Egyptian love poems addressing people as “brother” and “sister” it’s not meant to be incestuous.)
15. Neb= Lord. Also, Neb-i = My lord
16. Nebet = Lady. Also, Nebet-i = My lady
17. Heka = Magic
18. Ib or Ab = Heart
19. Nefer = Beautiful, or great, depending on the context
20. Dua Netjer en ek! = Thank you! Or, literally: Thank God for you! If speaking to a woman, it’s: Dua Nejter en etj!
21. Kemet = Egypt, or “Black Land.” Sometimes spelled: Khemet
22. Hem = Husband
23. Hemet = Wife
24. Itja = Thief
25. Nefer sedjmek = May you hear only good things. This was a common way to end letters. If addressing a woman its: “Nefer sedjmetj”
26. Tjatey = Vizier
27. Per Ankh = House of Life. A type of sacred library that could be found in various temples and was run by priests and used by them and the nobility.
28. Khered = Child
29. Izi nek djesek! = Go f*** yourself! (note: they probably didn’t actually say this, but this is sort of how you would say it if the did. Likewise with the next word.)
30. Henen-tep! = D***head!
31. Ii = Come
32. A’nen! = Come back!
33. Khefttey = Enemy
34. Khenmes = Male friend
35. Khenemset = Female friend
36. Merwet = Love (noun)
37. Meri = Love (verb)
38. Maa = True
39. Tjen? = Where?
40. Duat = The Land of the Dead. Neter-Khertet was also used.
41. Mau = Cat. Also Miu = Kitten
42. Khet = Fire
43. Sesen = Lotus flower. A symbol of the sun, creation and rebirth. The Egyptians believed that the sun rose of out of a giant lotus on the first day.
44. Seba = Star
45. Sma = Owl
46. Im = There
47. Nefer uy phuy ky! (or Nefer phwy ky)=How beautiful are thy buttocks! (No, really. Set said this to Horus in one of the stories about the gods.)
48. Maat = Divine truth
(PS: If any of these are inaccurate, I apologize.)