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
Logogram for z ( “ man ” ).
Logogram for .j ( first person suffix pronoun ).
( Late Egyptian ) Logogram for wj ( first person dependent pronoun ).
Determinative for the relations, occupations, and personal names of men.
Determinative for the first person, as in , jnk , .kw . wj
Part of the combination , a logogram for rḥw ( “ comrades ” ) in certain personal names. Part of the combination , a determinative for groups of people, as in rmṯt ( “ people ” ).
References [ edit ]
Gardiner, Alan (1957) Egyptian Grammar: Being an Introduction to the Study of Hieroglyphs, third edition, Oxford: Griffith Institute, , →ISBN page 442
Fischer, Henry (1988) Ancient Egyptian Calligraphy: A Beginner’s Guide to Writing Hieroglyphs, New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, , page 15 →ISBN Betrò, Maria (1995)
Geroglifici: 580 Segni per Capire l'Antico Egitto, Milan: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A., →ISBN Junge, Friedrich (2005) Late Egyptian Grammar: An Introduction, second English edition, Oxford: Griffith Institute, page 77–78