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Etymology of the name Egypt

According to the Oxford Companion to the Bible, the name Egypt is an English rendering of the Greek name Aiguptos, which in turn is a transliteration of the Egyptian Hwt-Ptah, meaning Temple of Ptah. The Egyptians themselves named their country Keme, meaning the Black Land.

In the Hebrew Bible the country of Egypt is always denoted by the name Mizraim.

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