Night (hieroglyph)

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N3
Night
Nightfall
in hieroglyphs
(Example hieroglyph relief).

The ancient Egyptian Night hieroglyph, Gardiner sign listed nos. N3 is a portrayal of the sky with the 'was' scepter hanging from it; it is in the Gardiner subset for "sky, earth, and water".

In the Egyptian language, the night hieroglyph is used as a determinative for words relating to 'obscurity'. In the language it is used for grh-(grḥ), and w(kh)-(uḫ) for night, and kkw-(kku) for dark, and a determinative for other related words.[1]

Preceded by
T19

(="bones")
(=ancestry")
'harpoon'
gen(t)
N3

night
grh-(grḥ)
w(kh)-(uḫ)
Succeeded by
U17

pick
(hieroglyph)
grg

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Betrò, 1995. Hieroglyphics: The Writings of Ancient Egypt, Sky, p. 150.