Mitsrayim: a son of Ham, also his desc. and their country in N.W. AfricaOriginal Word: מִצְרָ֫יִםPart of Speech:
proper name, of a territory and people, feminine; masculine; masculine pluralTransliteration:
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of uncertain derivationDefinition
a son of Ham, also his desc. and their country in N.W. AfricaNASB Translation
Egypt (588), Egypt's (2), Egyptian (1), Egyptians (87), Mizraim (4).
Brown-Driver-Briggs מִצְרַ֫יִם681 proper name, of a territory and people, feminineExodus 10:7
, masculineExodus 12:33
masculine pluralGenesis 41:55 etc. (see below
2), Egypt, Egyptians (Phoenician מצרם; Assyrian Mªƒªr(u), Muƒru, Miƒir, DlPar 308 SchrCOT Glossary KGF 246 ff., Tel Amarna Miƒrî, WklTA 39 * BezBM 152, and Mašrî Wkll.c.; Arabic Cairo, Egypt (Spiro): Minean Miƒru HomA and A. (1892), 125; see EbÄgM 71 ff.; ᵐ5 Αιγυπτος; — derivatives and form dubious; יִַ֯ם usually regarded as dual term. (Upper and Lower Egypt? compare DiGenesis 10:6), but as locative ending EMeyGeschichte. I, § 42 BaNB p. 319 R. 5; JenZA iv (1889), 268 ff. thinks מִצְרַיִם absolute formed by analogy of מַיִם, שָׁמַיִם from Miƒrî (compare Tel Amarna); see further Wklinfra, near the end); — ׳מ Genesis 13:1 +; מִצְרָ֑יִם Genesis 37:36 +; מִצְרַיְמָה Genesis 12:10 12t., מִצְרָ֑יְמָה Genesis 12:11 14t.; —
1. a. of land, Egypt Genesis 13:1 500t., +, in all periods, including ׳אֶרֶץ מ Genesis 13:10 + approximately 220 t. (of course feminine, Genesis 47:6,13); ׳אַדְמַת מ the soil of Egypt Genesis 47:20,26; ׳מֵימֵי מ Exodus 7:19; Exodus 8:2; ׳נְהַר מ Genesis 15:18; ׳יְאֹר מ Amos 8:8; Amos 9:5; ׳יְאֹרֵי מ Isaiah 7:18 (compare מָצוֺר); ׳שִׁיחוֺר מ 1 Chronicles 13:5; לְשׁוֺן ׳יָםמֿ Isaiah 11:15; ׳נַחַל מ Joshua 15:4 6t. (see these various words); land as productive Genesis 45:20; Genesis 49:23, compare ׳שֵׁשׁ בְּרִקְמָה מִמּ Ezekiel 27:7, ׳אֵטוּן מ Proverbs 7:16; often "" בּוּשׁ, especially in prophets and poetry Isaiah 20:3,4,5; Isaiah 45:14; Ezekiel 30:4,9 +; "" אַשּׁוּר Hosea 11:11; Hosea 12:1; Isaiah 7:18; Jeremiah 2:18 +; including Upper Egypt (מַּתְרוֺם), as well as Lower, Jeremiah 44:1, compare Ezekiel 29:10; Ezekiel 30:6; apparently distinguished from Upper Egypt Isaiah 11:11, and possibly also Jeremiah 44:15 (compare Gf Gie Buhl SS CheHpt Isaiah); but פתרוס etc. in these verses somewhat dubious (compare B. Du Gie).
b. combinations are:-1׳מ as limit of motion: יָדַד מצרימ(הׅ 2. of people:
a. in table of nations, personified as second son of Ham Genesis 10:6 = 1 Chronicles 1:8, compare Genesis 10:13 = 1 Chronicles 1:11.
b. = Egypt (as a people), Egyptians Genesis 41:56 + approximately 134 t., including use = Egyptian Kingdom, empire, i.e. land and people as political power; so with verb feminine singular ׳אָֽבְדָה מ Exodus 10:7, compare Hosea 9:6; Joel 4:19 and (pronoun feminine singular) Ezekiel 30:18; with verb masculine singular Exodus 12:33; Exodus 14:25; Isaiah 19:16,23,25; Jeremiah 46:8; often with verb masculine plural Genesis 41:55; Isaiah 19:21,23 22t.; ׳בִּנֵי מ Ezekiel 16:26; ׳בְּתוּלַת בַּת מ Jeremiah 46:11, compare Jeremiah 46:19; Jeremiah 46:24. — In 1 Kings 10:28 2Chronicles 1:16,17; 2 Kings 7:6 WklAlttest. Unters. 171 f. thinks of Assyrian Muƒri in North Syria. (On מִצְרַיִם as often = Muƒri in North Arabia see WklAltor. Unters. i. 24 ff., ii. 195, iii. 289; iv. 337 f; MVG 1898, 1.4).
Egypt, Egyptians, Mizraim
Dual of matsowr; Mitsrajim, i.e. Upper and Lower Egypt -- Egypt, Egyptians, Mizraim.
see HEBREW matsowr