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a household slave


(ˈɛz ni, -nɛ)

(in Anglo-Saxon England) a member of the lowest class; laborer.
[before 950; < Old English; c. Old High German asni, Goth asneis day laborer, harvester, akin to asans harvest]
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They include Snofru as builder and unique creator of the pyramids of Seila and Meidum, the significance of Nile heights recorded under the 12th dynasty, the stela of Iuyres in the Cairo Museum, Ramses II and his dynasty as traditionalist and innovators, a New Kingdom stela from Memphis, the dance for appeasing Menhyt-Nebtou at Esna, a clay bowl with demotic inscriptions from Tuna al-Gevel, and the Arabic equivalent of the Coptic causative-infinitive.
Salah Mohammed Mahmoud, Head of the Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics, said in a statement today that the epicenter of the quake lies about 78 km west from the town of Esna, at a depth of 10 kilometers from the surface of the earth.
The underlying Esna shale is considered as the aquiclude, which separates the Eocene beds from the underlying aquifer (Nubia).
was an administrative center situated at an important crossroads of various caravan routes, especially the east-west route leading via the Dush Pass to Esna and Edfu in the Nile Valley.
In a paper delivered on his behalf by Muhammad el-Gazar, head of the Water Stations Authority, at the 15th International Conference on Environment Protection in Alexandria on May 3, 2005, Younes said the power sector in Egypt had made use of the most of the River Nile in terms of generating electricity, noting that the stations at the Aswan High Dam, the Aswan Reservoir and the Esna Barrages generated 2,745MW.
99) When one examines the physical residences of the monks in Egypt, such as those at Kellia, Bawit, and Esna, with their complex painted programs of saints, Christ enthroned, and mnemonic devices for prayer, one can appreciate Evagrius's words that one would truly see heaven if he stayed in his cell.
Highlights of the cruise include visits to the Colossi of Memnon, Esna and Edfu, Aswan and its High Dam.
After each visit to a temple - Edfu, Kom Ombu, the Aswan dams, Queen Hatshepsut's unfinished obelisk, Philae, Elephantine Island, Abu Simbel, Esna, Luxor, Karnak - we scurried to our cosy cabin and swotted up on gods, pharaonic dynasties, pylons, hypostyles, sanctuaries, hieroglyphs and cartouches in a desperate bid to keep up with him intelligently.
Reaching Luxor, beyond the Esna lock, we tour Karnak, a conglomeration of ruined temples, chapels and pylons that pre-dates the other temples by more than 2,000 years.
The cruise departs from Luxor and explores the magnificent ancient sites along the Nile, including the Valley of The Kings, Edfu, Esna and Aswan.