𓀀

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𓀀 U+13000, 𓀀
EGYPTIAN HIEROGLYPH A001
Gardiner number: A1
[unassigned: U+12544–U+12FFF]
𒕃
[U+12543]
Egyptian Hieroglyphs 𓀁
[U+13001]

Egyptian[edit]

Glyph origin[edit]

Representing a seated man with both arms flexed, the rearward arm overlapping the body, essentially portraying a man in a generic pose to draw little attention to any particular action or quality other than manhood. Compare the Chinese character .

Symbol[edit]

A1
  1. Determinative for the relations, occupations, and names of men.
  2. Determinative for the first person.
  3. Used as an ideogram for man: see z.
  4. Used as an ideogram for the first person suffix pronoun: see .j.
  5. Part of the combination
    A1
    Z2
    , an abbreviation for rḥw (men) in personal names.

References[edit]

  • Gardiner, Alan (1957) Egyptian Grammar: Being an Introduction to the Study of Hieroglyphs, 3rd edition, Oxford: Griffith Institute, ISBN 0-900416-35-1
  • Fischer, Henry (1988) Ancient Egyptian Calligraphy: A Beginner’s Guide to Writing Hieroglyphs, New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, ISBN 0-87099-528-6
  • Betrò, Maria (1995) Geroglifici: 580 Segni per Capire l'Antico Egitto, Milan: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A., ISBN 8804403896