Hare (hieroglyph)

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E34
Hare
in hieroglyphs
Hare hieroglyph in text (reading left-to-right).

The ancient Egyptian Hare hieroglyph, Gardiner sign listed no. E34 is a portrayal of the desert hare of Egypt, within the Gardiner signs for mammals. The ancients used the name of sekhat for the hare.[1]

It is an Egyptian language biliteral with the value wn,[2] (or un), often used in a hieroglyph composition block with the horizontal n.
E34
N35
N35
, or
E34
N35

The biliteral expresses the sound "oon", or "oonen",;[3] it is also an ideogram for the verb "to be", or "to exist",[4] (i.e. "is", "are", "was", etc.).

The famous Pharaoh Unas, (for his Pyramid texts), is named using the hare hieroglyph.

Preceded by
N8

sun-with-rays - "uben"-phon.-etc.
(complex, many word uses)
E34

hare -- un
Succeeded by
R14

unem
(right = "west")
Emblem of the West (hieroglyph)
Succeeded by
G36
,
F25

swallow-(bil.)--animal leg-(tril.)
---- ur ---- ---- uhm ----


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References[edit]

  1. ^ Schumann-Antelme, and Rossini, 1998. Illustrated Hieroglyphics Handbook, biliteral: B80, p. 232-233.
  2. ^ Schumann-Antelme, and Rossini, 1998. Biliteral: B80, p. 232-233.
  3. ^ Schumann-Antelme, and Rossini, 1998, p. 232-233, p. 232.
  4. ^ Schumann-Antelme, and Rossini, 1998, p. 232-233, p. 232.
  • Schumann-Antelme, and Rossini, 1998. Illustrated Hieroglyphics Handbook, Ruth Schumann-Antelme, and Stéphane Rossini. c 1998, English trans. 2002, Sterling Publishing Co. (Index, Summary lists (tables), selected uniliterals, biliterals, and triliterals.) (softcover, ISBN 1-4027-0025-3)