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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #04714 - מִצְרַיִם
Egyptians = “double straits”
1) a country at the northeastern section of Africa, adjacent to Palestine, and through which the Nile flows (noun proper locative)
2) the inhabitants or natives of Egypt (adjective)
מִצְרַיִם pr.n. dual, Egypt, Genesis 46:34, 50:11 often more fully, אֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם the land of Egypt, fem., Genesis 45:20, 47:6, 13 Genesis 47:13 also the Egyptians; commonly in prose writers with a pl. (Genesis 45:2, 47:15, 20 Genesis 47:20, 50:3 Exodus 1:14), rarely with a sing. masc., 14:25, 31 Exodus 14:31 poet. with sing. masc., Isaiah 19:16, 25 Isaiah 19:25; Jeremiah 46:8 and f., Hosea 9:6. Singular מָצוֹר (which see), lower Egypt; both this and the upper, (called by its particular name פַּתָרוֹס), seem to have been denoted by zeugma, by the dual מִצְרַיִם; like the two Sicilies used for Sicily and Naples; although this origin being afterwards neglected, the dual מִצְרַיִם is also found when it does not include Pathros (Isaiah 11:11; Jeremiah 44:15). Others refer the dual form to the land being divided in two by the Nile. [But this country had its name from Mizraim a son of Ham.] (In Arab. there is the sing. مِصْرُ Egypt, pr. boundary; in Syriac, however, there is the dual, although of very rare occurrence in that language ܡܶܨܪܝܶܢ). The Gent. noun is מִצְרִי Genesis 39:1 f. ־ִית 16:1 plur. m. מִצְרִים Genesis 12:12, 14 Genesis 12:14 f. ־ִיּוֹת Exodus 1:19.
the Week of Proper 25 / Ordinary 30