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𓈖 U+13216, 𓈖
EGYPTIAN HIEROGLYPH N035
Gardiner number:N35
𓈕
[U+13215]
Egyptian Hieroglyphs 𓈗
[U+13217]

Egyptian[edit]

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Glyph origin[edit]

A depiction of waves, colored black or grey in the oldest depictions. The number of ripples varies, but the ends always slant down and can sometimes be longer than the other strokes. In less careful writing, the hieroglyph can be found simplified to a single horizontal line, sometimes rising at the end. Rarely, it can be turned on its side to stand vertically. It is conventionally colored black/blue. Compare the Chinese character .

The phonogrammatic value is possibly derived by the rebus principle from nt (water), but this word only appears in the Middle Kingdom. An alternative source could be the older nwyt (swell of water).

Symbol[edit]

n

(n)

  1. Uniliteral phonogram for n, as for example in the preposition n (to, for).
  2. Determinative in ḏt (serf), by confusion with
    N17
    (𓇿).
  3. Used in
    mw
    (𓈗).

References[edit]

  • Gardiner, Alan (1957) Egyptian Grammar: Being an Introduction to the Study of Hieroglyphs, third edition, Oxford: Griffith Institute, →ISBN, page 490
  • Fischer, Henry (1988) Ancient Egyptian Calligraphy: A Beginner’s Guide to Writing Hieroglyphs, New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, →ISBN, page 11
  • Betrò, Maria (1995) Geroglifici: 580 Segni per Capire l'Antico Egitto, Milan: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A., →ISBN
  • Peust, Carsten (1999) Egyptian Phonology: An Introduction to the Phonology of a Dead Language[1], Göttingen: Peust und Gutschmidt Verlag GbR, page 48