One tool I have found invaluable throughout my study of Egyptian language has been Paul Dickson’s excellent Dictionary of Middle Egyptian. This dictionary, made freely available in PDF format has the advantage of being able to searched by the “Find” features of the Adobe Acrobat reader. It might not sound much, but to the frustrated student it might as well be a gift from Thoth Himself!
With my last laptop stolen not long ago, I stupidly had not kept a backup copy of the file, and found that the old links to the file online were now dead. After much nashing of teeth I finally managed to get hold of a copy of Scribd, which has to the the most use unfriendly website I have ever come accross, and wound up being so hard to access under the “upload your own file” scheme, I forked out for a subscription just to get this (open source, freely distributed) file.
So, to save my readers the frustration, behold!
(PDF file, 18.3mb)
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