𓁹

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Hieroglyph D4.svg
𓁹 U+13079, 𓁹
EGYPTIAN HIEROGLYPH D004
Gardiner number: D4
𓁸
[U+13078]
Egyptian Hieroglyphs 𓁺
[U+1307A]

Egyptian[edit]

Glyph origin[edit]

Representing the human eye. Compare the Chinese character . The hieroglyph was given a somewhat elongated appearance with the iris partly covered by the upper lid. The surroundings and iris were generally colored black, while the corners were colored red. The phonetic value of jr is derived by the rebus principle from its use as the ideogram for an eye, jrt.

Symbol[edit]

ir

(jr)

  1. Biliteral phonogram for jr.
  2. Determinative for words relating to sight and the eye.
  3. Used as an ideogram: see jrt.

References[edit]

  • 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