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Origin of the name SHAI.
Etymology of the name SHAI.
Meaning of the baby name SHAI.


SHAI (שַׁי).  Aramaic and Hebrew name, derived from the vocabulary word shai, meaning "gift, offering." (Hebraica, Harper-Hirsch-Price, 1893).  Also short for longer names containing shai, such as Abishai

SHAI.  Egyptian name meaning "destiny."

... In the judgment scene in the Book of the Dead, grouped round the pan of the balance which contains the heart of the deceased, are three beings in human form, who bear the names Shai, Renenet, and Meskhenet.  Shai is the personification of destiny, and Renenet fortune;... Shai was originally the deity who "decreed" what should happen to a man, and Renenet, as may be seen from the pyramid texts, was the goddess of plenty, good fortune, and the like; subsequently no distinction was made between these deities and the abstract ideas which they represented.  In the papyrus of Ani, Shai stands by himself near the pillar of the Balance, and Renenet is accompanied by Meskhenet, who appears to be the personfication of all the conceptions underlying Shai and Renenet and something else besides. (The Egyptian Book of the Dead, Budge, 1895).


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