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chapter 2 vocabulary

world history

TermDefinition
silt very rich soil used for farming
cataract high waterfall rapid water
delta triangle shaped area marshy flatland
dynasty ruling family
pharaoh ruler Per Ao means great house
vizier chief minister
Mummification preservation of dead body put them in tombs
Hieroglyphics Egyptian picture writing
Ideogram Pictures that symbolize idea or action
demotic Egyptian language of the people demos means people
papyrus reed along Nile used as paper
decipher decode
hierarchy social classes: upper, middle, lower.
ziggurat trapezoidal temple (not tomb)
cuneiform wedged-shaped writing on clay tablets
codify to arrange and set down laws in writing.
criminal law robbery, assault, murder.
civil law property inheritance, taxes, marriage, divorce.
tolerance victor ‘acceptance’ of vanquished.
satrap a governor in Persian empire.
barter economy exchange good for another good.
money economy exchange ‘money’ for a good.
colony territory settled and ruled by foreign people
alphabet letters that represent spoken sounds.
monotheistic belief in one god.
covenant a binding agreement.
patriarchal father is head of family.
Sabbath - holy day for rest and worship.
prophet spiritual leader
ethics moral standards
diaspora scattering of people
Created by: Derek Vondrak