Elisabeth Steinbach-Eicke, "Experiencing is Tasting. Perception Metaphors of Taste in Ancient Egyptian", in: Daniel A. Werning (Ed.), Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Egyptian-Coptic Linguistics (Crossroads V). Berlin, February 17–20, 2016, Hamburg: Widmaier, 2018, 373–390


In this contribution the different meanings of the Egyptian verb of gustatory perception ṭp “to taste sth.” are explored. The verb has a wide range of meanings in physical, emotional and mental domains, which result from intrafield and transfield mappings. Various metaphorical extensions in the semantics of the lexeme ṭp are illustrated using approaches from the field of Cognitive Linguistics, particularly the framework of property selection processes.

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