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Agriculture, crafts and professions

The hieroglyphs of ancient Egypt are often listed in groups of associated glyphs. The following hieroglyphs have been grouped according to the system established by Sir Alan Gardiner and are all depictions of items associated with agriculture, crafts and professions.




U1; disk sickle
U1
Phon; mA Det and Log; to cut with a sickle, bend
U2; disk sickle
U2
Phon; mA Det and Log; to cut with a sickle, bend
U3; sickle eye
U3
Det; the stand of the balance
U4; a sickle and a podium
U4
Phon; mA´
U5; a sickle and a podium
U5
Phon; mA´
U6; hoe
U6
Phon; mr Det; to till the soil
U7; hoe
U7
Phon; mr Det and Log; to love, loosen the soil, till
U8; hoe
U8
Phon; Hn Log; hoe
U9; corn measure
U9
Det; corn, emmer, to measure, a measure
U10; a corn measure
U10
Det and Log; barley, emmer, cereal
U11; a corn measure and a crook
U11
Abbr; Heqat measure
U12; a corn measure and a crook
U12
Abbr; Heqat measure
U13; plough
U13
Phon; hb Det; to plough
T14; plough
T14
Phon; Sna
U15; sledge
U15
Phon; tm
U16; a jackal headed sledge
U16
Phon; bjA Det; sled
U17; a hoe protruding from the earth
U17
Log; to found
U18; a hoe protruding from the earth
U18
Log; to found
U19; adze
U19
Phon; nw
U20; adze
U20
Phon; nw
U21; harpoon
U21
Phon; stp
U22; chisel
U22
Det; chisel, to chisel
U23; chisel
U23
Phon; mr, Ab
U24; stone drill
U24
Log; craft
U25; stone drill
U25
Log; craft
U26; pearl drill
U26
Log; open
U27; pearl drill
U27
Log; open
U28; fire drill
U28
Phon; DA Log; fire drill Abbr; healthy
U29; fire drill
U29
Phon; DA Log; fire drill Abbr; healthy
U30; kiln
U30
Phon tA; Log; potters kiln
U31; baker
U31
Phon Det; rtH, jtH, hnr, hnj Det and Log; baker
U32; pestle and mortar
U32
Phon Det; smn Det; crush, salt heavy
U33; pestle
U33
Phon; tj, t, T (the later usually after "H") Log; pestle, future
U34; spindle
U34
Phon; anh Phon; hfs Log; to spin
U35; a spindle and a snake
U35
Phon; hfs Log; to spin
U36; launderer's club
U36
Phon; Hm Log; launderer, majesty
U37; razor
U37
Det; to shave
U38; scales
U38
Det and Log; balance
U39; the stand of a set of scales
U39
Phon Det; wTs, Ts Det; the stand of a set of scales
U40; the stand of a set of scales
U40
Phon Det; wTs, Ts, rs Det; the stand of a set of scales
U41; the plumb of a set of scales
U41
Det; the plumb of a set of scales






































Codes

Abb; the sign is an abbreviation of a word,
Det; the sign acts as a determinative (it has no phonetic value, but provids further information about the full word),
Log; the sign is a logogram (it represents an entire word or idea),
Phon; the sign has a phonetic value, and
Phon Det; the sign is a phonetic determinant (it acts as a determinative but also has a phonetic value).

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