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


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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