Cartouche (hieroglyph)

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V10
Cartouche
in hieroglyphs

The Ancient Egyptian Cartouche hieroglyph-(as hieroglyph only) is used to represent the Egyptian language word for 'name'. It is Gardiner sign listed no. V10, of the subgroup for rope, fibre, baskets, bags, etc.

Besides the cartouche hieroglyph use for the word 'name', the cartouche in half-section, Gardiner no. V11,
V11
, has a separate meaning in the Egyptian language as a determinative for actions and nouns dealing with items: "to divide", "to exclude".[1]
The cartouche hieroglyph,
V10
, is used as a determinative for Egyptian language šn-(sh)n, for "circuit", or "ring"-(like the shen ring or the cartouche). Later it came to be used for rn, the word 'name'.[2] The word can also be spelled as "r" with "n", the mouth over the horizontal n,
D21
N35

Rosetta Stone usage[edit]

V10
I9
or
D21
N35
I9
"name-his"
(two spellings)
in hieroglyphs

The cartouche hieroglyph is used seven times in the Rosetta Stone, with the viper in the phrase: ren-f, "name-his", (or 'name-its').

Preceded by
T12

bowstring (hieroglyph)-(tril.)
rudj
V10

cartouche (hieroglyph)
rn
Succeeded by
M4

renpet
rnpt

Gallery of cartouche as hieroglyph[edit]


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Betrò, 1995. Hieroglyphics: The Writings of Ancient Egypt, Cartouche, p. 195.
  2. ^ Betrò, 1995, p. 195.