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Buildings and Parts of Buildings

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 buildings and parts of buildings.




O1; house
O1
Phon; pr Det and Log; house, sanctuary, building, place, location, horizon
O2; house and mace
O2
Abbr; treasury
O3; house and offerings
O3
Abbr; mortuary offering
O4; winding wall
O4
Phon; h Log; manor
O5; winding wall
O5
Phon Det; mr, mn Det; street
O6; estate
O6
Log; building, temple, enclosure, foundation
O7; estate
O7
Log; building, temple, enclosure, foundation
O8; an estate with the signs for a pillar and bread
O8
Abbr; large building
O9; an estate with the signs for a basket and bread
O9
Abbr; Nepthys
O10; a hawk within an estate
O10
Abbr; Hathor
O11; palace
O11
Log; palace
O12; palace
O12
Log; palace
O13; enclosure wall
O13
Det; gateway
O14; part of an enclosure wall
O14
Det; gateway
O15; enclosure wall with a pot and some bread
O15
Log; wide hall
O16; gate with a ureaus (snake) frieze
O16
Phon Det; tA Det and Log; curtain eternity
O17; gate with a ureaus (snake) frieze
O17
Phon Det; tA Det and Log; curtain eternity
O18; chapel
O18
Det and Log; chapel
O19; shrine
O19
Det; sanctuary of upper (southern) Egypt, row of chapels
O20; shrine
O20
Det; sanctuary of lower (northern) Egypt, row of chapels, sanctuary
O21; front of a shrine
O21
Det and Log; chamber of the god
O22; tent made of reed mats
O22
Phon; HAb Phon Det; HAb Det and Log; pavillion
O23; kiosk with a double throne
O23
Det and Log; heb sed festival
O24; pyramid
O24
Det; pyramid, Memphis
O24; obelisk
O24
Det and Log; obelisk
O26; stele
O26
Det and Log; stele
O27; hypostyle hall
O27
Phon Det; ha Det; office, hypostyle hall
O28; column
O28
Phon; h Phon; jwn Log; pillar, Helipoplis
O29; water
O29
Phon ´A Log; column, great
O30; forked branch
O30
Det and Log; support
O31; door lintel
O31
Phon; ´A Det and Log; door, to open
O32; gate
O32
Det; gate, gateway, door Abbr; Tor
O33; serekh (palace facade)
O33
Det; serekh (palace facade, used with the Pharaoh's Horus name)
O34; bolt
O34
Phon; s Log; man, bolt
O35; bolt with legs
O35
Phon Det; s
O36; walls
O36
Det and Log; wall, enclosure
O37; a wall falling down
O37
Det; demolish, cast down, to be crooked
O38; the corner of a wall
O38
Det; corner, gateway
O39; block of stone
O39
Det; stone
O40; stairs
O40
Det; stairs
O41; double stairs
O41
Det; stairs, climb
O42; fence
O42
Log; sSp, Ssp
O43; fence
O43
Log; sSp, Ssp
O44; Min's emblem
O44
Det and Log; profession Log; office
O45; building and vault
O45
Det and Log; harem
O46; building and vault
O46
Det and Log; harem
O47; fortification
O47
Log; Hierakonpolis
O48; fortification
O48
Log; Hierakonpolis
 G49; the ground plan of a village showing crossroads
O49
Det and Log; town, village, settlement, Egypt, Thebes
O50; threshing floor
O50
Phon; sp Det; threshing floor
O51; barn
O51
Det and Log; barn

















































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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