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Nomes of Lower Egypt, VI-X.

Continued from Monday’s post.


So half the hard part about these nome names is that the data I collected is in somewhat of a disorganized form. Rather—to look at it more positively—it’s organized in too many different ways. I had one file where the few data I was absolutely certain of were marked in green, and the ones I was entirely doubtful of were bracketed. And then I had a half-written blog post, and I forget which one took precedence over the other.

Ah well. To continue:

VI

Nome

  • Egyptian: kꜣ ḏw (Kadju, “Mountain bull”)
  • Greek: νομὸς Ξοΐτης (nomos Xoïtēs, “Xoïte nome”)

Capital

  • Egyptian: ḫ(ꜣ)sw(w)(t) [?] (Kh(a)su(u)(t)) [?]
  • Greek: Ξόϊς (Xoïs)
  • Nearest modern city: Xois (Sakha)

At least one source I found ignores the phonetic resemblance of ḫsw- = Ξο- and identifies this nome with the Gynaecopolite instead.

VII

Nome

  • Egyptian: wꜥ i҆mnty (Wa Imenti, “West harpoon”)
  • Greek: νομὸς Μετηλίτης (nomos Metēlitēs, “Metelite nome”)

Capital

  • Egyptian: ??? (Senti-nefer(t))
  • Greek: Μέτηλις ? (Metelis)
  • Nearest modern city: Damanhur

VIII

Nome

  • Egyptian: wꜥ i҆bty (Wa Ibti, “East harpoon”)
  • Greek: νομὸς Ἡρωοπολίτης/Σεθροείτης/Σεθρωίτης (nomos Herōopolitēs/Sethroītēs/Sethrōitēs, “Heroopolite/Sethroite nome”) [?]

Capital

  • Egyptian: pr-(i҆)tm(w) (Per Atmu / Per Tem) [?]
  • Greek: Ἡρώων πόλις (Herōōn polis, “Heroopolis”) [?]
  • Nearest modern city: Pithom [?]

IX

Nome

  • Egyptian: ꜥnḏty (Andjeti)
  • Greek: νομὸς Βουσιρίτης (nomos Būsiritēs, “Busirite nome”)

Capital

  • Egyptian: pr-wsyr (Per Usir)
  • Greek: Βούσιρις (Būsiris)
  • Nearest modern city: Abu Sir Bana

X

Nome

  • Egyptian: kꜣ km (Ka Kem, “black bull”)
  • Greek: νομὸς Ἀθριβίτης (nomos Athribitēs, “Athribite nome”)

Capital

  • Egyptian: ḥwt-ḥry-ib (Hut-heri-ib)
  • Greek: Ἄθριβις (Athribis)
  • Nearest modern city: Banha

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