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To vanquish. Horapollo further says that the hawk, spreading his wings in the air, represented the wind, as though the wind had wings (Horap. II. 15). We discover from this passage that the hawk and wing, or the act of flying, were synonyms in the sacred language of Egypt; which we are also given to understand by Diodorus of Sicily, when he says that this bird represented everything done with celerity, because he surpassed all others in the rapidity of his flight (Diod. Sicul. III. 4, p. 145, ed.

And, as proved by Wilkinson's description {Manners of the Egyiitians, I. 323), is the sign God. nt of a sphere, and composcid of the axe, the is tiie axe, as ex- 5 and 110, of Egypt, of the idea mouth ; which gives, in ac- 38 APPLICATION TO Champollion's alphabet, the word "ns NDR, which signifies iu Hebrew a vow, a thing vowed, cordjince with These diflerent acceptations are applied to the consecrated images of the gods, and to the temples. The root of this name of consecration "ns ndr is ma NDE, to separate, because things vowed or consecrated were set apart ; the axe was tiie sign of the idea to separate, and the word ni2 ndhe especially signified to strike with the axe (Deut.

Were not nomadic. The struggle between civilized people and the barbarous hordes is more strongly marked in the Irenian traditions than in those of Egypt. FIG-TREE. Horapollo says that the Egyptians represented a man cured of incontinence by a bull tied to a wild fig-tree, because the lascivious fury of the bull is appeased when be is tied to that tree (II. 77). The bull was the symbol of fecundity and virile power, avSQsior (Horap. I. 46). His Hebrew name, "B PR forms the verb ir^s pre, to bej'ruitful (See Art.

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