THE GREAT GOD

THE KISWAHILI-BANTU RESEARCH UNIT

FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE ANCIENT

EGYPTIAN LANGUAGE

Faulkner 64

Ancient Egyptian: wr master

Kiswahili-Bantu: waria, a skilled person, an expert, a capable person, a champion, a master at his work

Researched by FERG SOMO August 27th 2008

 WARIA

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The Kiswahili-Bantu word waria is an interesting word for it relates to a person who is exceedingly capable and therefore is considered to be a star, a champion or a great person. A waria is a master craftsman who is skilled at his craft. This fits in well with the Ancient Egyptian description given by Faulkner, above and below, for the consonants wr meaning 'master'. Other Ancient Egyptian descriptions include 'great one' or chief as seen here and below:

 Faulkner 64 

  wrgreat one

There are various descriptions relating to the word waria and Budge page 170a gives various descriptions of the meaning of waria. Here are a few examples:

wrgreat man, great god, chief, senior

It is interesting to note that the word waria covers such a wide range of meanings. Amongst one of the Ancient Egyptian meanings is that, waria is identified as a Great God. The question one poses is this, does the word waria describing a Great God have its derivative  in any Bantu language?

THE SHONA GOD MWARI

THE SUPREME BEING  

The God, Mwari designated as the Supreme Being amongst the Shona people of Zimbabwe is seen as one who creates and sustains the universe. Some people interpret the meaning of Mwari as 'He who is'. However the etymology of the Shona-Bantu word for Mwari is derived from the concept of spreading and is given by the verb -wara, spread. Thus with the correct prefix M, M-wara becomes M-wari, the one who spreads.

The concept of spreading may also be found in the Kiswahili-Bantu language, for the word enea means abound, be spread out, cover the whole extent as flowing water. Thus the word Mw-enea or Mwenea, one who spreads out, pervades, extends is used as a title of the 'Omnipresent God'.

It is becoming increasing clear from the scheme of this investigation that the Ancient Egyptian word for God, waria is related to the Shona-Bantu word M-wari, the Supreme being, God. The etymology of the word for God, Mwari is derived from the verb -wara, spread.

It is fitting at this stage to use the word waria, great one to designate the uraeus as given by Faulkner on page 64.       

The uraeus

wr-tgreat one

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Researched by FERG SOMO August 27th 2008

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