Swallow (hieroglyph)

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G36
Swallow
in hieroglyphs

The Ancient Egyptian Swallow hieroglyph is Gardiner sign listed no. G36 for swallow birds. The Sparrow hieroglyph appears similar in size and shape, but it is used to represent small, or bad items.[1]

The swallow hieroglyph is used in Egyptian hieroglyphs as a phonogram or biliteral[2] for wr-(or ur), and means items that are "great". It might be considered an equivalent to the cuneiform: gal, GAL, also meaning 'great'. The swallow hieroglyph is also an ideogram for the swallow birds.

Preceded by
R14

unem
(right = "west")
Emblem of the West (hieroglyph)
G36

swallow
wr-(ur)--(bil.)
Succeeded by
F25

animal leg-(tril.)
whm/(uhm))
Succeeded by
F25
,
F12

animal leg-(tril.)--wsr staff-(tril.)
--- uhm ---- ---- usr ---


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References[edit]

  1. ^ Houlihan, Patrick E.; Goodman, Steven M. (1986). The Natural History of Egypt, Volume I: The Birds of Ancient Egypt. Warminster: Aris & Philips. pp. 136–137. ISBN 0-85668-283-7.
  2. ^ Betrò, 1995. Hieroglyphics: The Writings of Ancient Egypt, synoptic profile only: Swallow or other member of the Hirundidae [sic] family, p. 130.

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