(" floor plan" )
Pr is the hieroglyph for 'house', the floor-plan of a walled building with an open doorway. While its original pronunciation is not known with certainty, modern Egyptology assigns it the value of per, but purely on the basis of a convention specific to the discipline. However, the Ancient Greek rendering of the title pr-`3 as Ancient Greek: φαραώ pharaō suggests the reconstruction of the historical (Late Egyptian) pronunciation as *par, see Pharaoh#History of the Pharaoh title.
|House of Life
Pr combined with an associated "personal name", god, or location becomes the "House of .... ." An example for pharaoh Setnakhte is the city of: Pr-Atum, (city of Pithom). Pr and Ankh-(Life) is a "combination hieroglyph" and is the "word" for House of Life. The House of Life is a library for papyrus books-(scrolls), as well as a possible scriptorium.
The shape of Pr in beginning dynasties had variations in the shape of a square, with the opening. See Garrett Reference for tomb of Official Ti.
Pr is one of the roughly 22 hieroglyphs which were borrowed into Proto-Sinaitic script, the earliest known alphabetic writing system. It was used to represent the phoneme /b/ as in bayt, the Canaanite word for "house", after the hieroglyph's original meaning. The Latin letter B is a distant descendent of this letter.
- pr-aa– Pharaoh
- pa-pr-aa– Papyrus
- Pr-Ab– Thoth
- Per-Amun– Pelusium
- Pr-Ankh– Kemetic reconstructionism
- Pr-Heh– Kemetic reconstructionism
- Pr-Aat– Heliopolis
- Pr-Atum– House of Atum: Heliopolis
- Pr-Atum– Setnakhte
- Pr-Banebdjedet– Mendes
- Pr-Bast– House of Bast: Bubastis
- Pr-Bastet– Zagazig
- Pr-Djet– a type of early Egyptian tomb
- Pr-Hai– Malqata
- Pr-Hay– Amenhotep III
- Pr-Hay– Great Temple of the Aten
- Pr-Hathor– Aphroditopolis
- Pr-Hedj– Treasury (House of Silver)
- Pr-Medjat– Library
- Pr-Nebu– Treasury (House of Gold)
- Pr-Nebyt– Ramesses V
- Pr-Nemty– Hieracon
- Pr-Ramesses– Avaris, History of ancient Egypt
- Pr-Sekhemkheperre– Takelot III
- Pr-Sopdu– Sopdu
- Pr-t– Season of the Emergence
- Pr-Temu Tjeku– Necho II
- Pr-Wadjet– Buto, Wadjet
- Pr-Yinepu– Anubis
- Garrett, Kenneth. Treasures of Egypt, Nationaal Geographic Collector's Ed. No. 5. Kenneth Garrett, Egyptian Museum, Cairo. 2003. Wall scenery hieroglyphs of 5th Dyn. Ti (Egyptian official), in Ti's tomb.
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