Apt (Egyptian)

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Amunet in hieroglyphs
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Apt, in Egyptian, may refer to:

  • wpwtj or jpwtj, sometimes called Aput, Ȧp-t, or Ȧpu-t in outdated literature,[1] the Egyptian word for ‘messenger’, sometimes used as an epithet for various gods.[2]
  • Ipet, sometimes called Ȧpit, Apt, Apet, Aptu, Epet, Opet,[3] or Ȧpȧpit[4] in outdated literature, a hippopotamus goddess commonly identified with Taweret.



  1. ^ Budge 1920, p. 42
  2. ^ Erman, Adolf; Grapow, Hermann (1926) Wörterbuch der ägyptischen Sprache, volume 1, Berlin: Akademie-Verlag, page 304
  3. ^ Coulter & Turner 2013, pp. 61, 64, 169, 364
  4. ^ Budge 1920, p. 41


  • Budge, E. A. Wallis (1920). An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary: With an Index of English Words, King List and Geographical List with Indexes, List of Hieroglyphic Characters, Coptic and Semitic Alphabets, Volume 1. Cosimo, Inc., 2013 reprint. ISBN 9781616404604.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Coulter, C. R.; Turner, Patricia (2013). Encyclopedia of Ancient Deities. Routledge. ISBN 9781135963903.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • See also: Liber 777, revised 2003, p. 7