Sieve (hieroglyph)

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Aa1
Sieve
(Placenta)
(early Egypt)
in hieroglyphs

The Ancient Egyptian sieve hieroglyph is Gardiner sign listed no. Aa1 for the shape of a circular sieve; it is also seen as a 'placenta'.[1]

The sieve hieroglyph is used in the Ancient Egyptian language hieroglyphs for the alphabetic consonant letter kh.[2] The alternate kh is the animal belly with tail, Gardiner no F32.
F32

The Egyptian hieroglyph alphabetic letters[edit]

The following two tables show the Egyptian uniliteral signs. (24 letters, but multiple use hieroglyphs)

a
G1
i
M17
y
M17 M17
'
D36
(w,u)
G43
B
b
P
p
F
f
M
G17
N
N35
R
D21
H1
h
H2
H
Kh1
Aa1
Kh2
F32
S
O34
(Sh)=Š
N37
Q/K2
N29
K
k
G
g
T
t
ChTj
V13
D
d
Dj
I10
L/(R)
(special)
(Ptolemaic,
etc.)
E23
-- -- -- -- --
a i
(ee)
y
ii
'
ah, (aïn)
w, (u)
(oo)
B
P F M N R H1
H2 (Kh)1 (Kh)2 S Sh
(Sh)
K
emphatic
K G T Tj
Ch
Tsh
D Dj
(additionally 4
for vert/horiz)
-- -- -- -- --
M
(horiz)
M2-Plinth
N
(vert)
(see:
N (red crown))
S
(vert)
S (folded)
cloth)
M
(3rd-M
-2nd-vert)
M3-Baker's tool
(additionally 3
for equivalents)
-- -- -- -- --
M17 M17 (2 reeds)

is—
Z4 (2 strokes)

y2-Two strokes
G43 (quail)

is—
Z7 (coil)

letter w, u
(see w2-Coil)
T
(no. 2)
T2-Pestle

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Collier and Manley, 1998, How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs, D16, placenta(?), p. 138.
  2. ^ Schumann-Antelme, and Rossini, 1998. Illustrated Hieroglyphics Handbook, uniliteral: U10, p. 36-37.
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