Egg (hieroglyph)

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The ancient Egyptian Egg hieroglyph, Gardiner sign listed no. H8, is a portrayal of an oval-shaped egg, tilted at an angle, within the Gardiner signs for parts of birds.

It is an Egyptian language hieroglyph determinative used for the Egyptian word swht, "egg".[1] It is also used for the names of goddesses. Goddess Isis uses the egg in her hieroglyphic block.[2]
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There are variations of her name block. Cleopatra III uses the egg hieroglyph as part of her name within her cartouche-(see here: [1]).

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  1. ^ Betrò, 1995. Hieroglyphics: The Writings of Ancient Egypt, Egg: p. 125.
  2. ^ Betrò, 1995, Egg: p. 125.