N; Sky, earth and water

The hieroglyphs of ancient Egypt are often listed in groups of associated glyphs. The following hieroglyphs have been grouped according to the system established by Sir Alan Gardiner and are all depictions of images associated with the sky and earth.


N1; sky
N1
Phon; Hr(j) or hrw (rare) Det and Log; heaven, Nut
N2; night sky
N2
Det and Log; night, darkness
N3; night sky
N3
Det and Log; night, darkness
N4; rainy sky
N4
Det and Log; dew, rain, rainstorm
N5; palm stalk with a small loaf
N5
Det and Log; sun, time, day, hour, to rise
N6; uraeus (snake) with a sun disc
N6
Det and Log; sun
N7; sun disc on a block
N7
Abbr; the course of a day
N8; sun rays
N8
Det and Log; sunshine, to shine Abbr; "the people of the sun"
N9; new moon
N9
Phon; psD Log; feast of the new moon
N10; new moon
N10
Phon; psD Log; feast of the new moon
N11; crescent moon
N11
Phon Det; aH Log; moon Abbr and Det; month, palm width
N11a; crescent moon and star
N11a
Det; month
N12; crescent moon
N12
Det; moon
N13; crescent moon and star
N13
Log; feast of the half moon
N14; star
N14
Phon; sbA, dwA Log; star, Sothis, Sirius, constellation
N15; a star in a circle
N15
Log; afterworld
N16; land
N16
Phon; tA Det and Log; land, earth, eternity
N17; land
N17
Phon; tA Det and Log; land, earth, eternity
N18; island
N18
Det and Log; island, horizon, desert
N19; two islands
N19
Abbr; Harakhte
N20; sliver of land
N20
Phon wDb Det; sandbank
N21; sliver of land
N21
Det; land, shore
N22; outcrop of land
N22
Det; sandbag, land, field
N23; su plant
N23
Det; land, irrigated land
N24; irrigated land
N24
Det and Log; garden nome, nome of Thinis
N25; hills
N25
Det and Log; foreign land, desert, desert land, land of Retjen"
N26; sedge
N26
Phon; Dw Log; mountain
N27; sunrise
N27
Log; horizon
N28; sunrise over a hill
N28
Phon; ha Log; crown, hill of the sunrise
 N29; water
N29
Phon; q Det and Log; hill
N30; hill with shrubs
N30
Det and Log; hill of earth
N31; path with shrubs
N31
Det and Log; path, to climb up, position, here, army Abbr; Horus Phon Det; Hr, wA
N32; lotus root stalk
N32
Phon Det; sjn
N33; grain of sand
N33
Det; sand, grain of metal, mineral, gold, medicine, black eye paint, a small sphere, something dangerous, enemy
N33a; three grains of sand
N33a
Det; mineral (plural)
N34; melting pot
N34
Det and Log; copper, bronze, an item made of copper or bronze, a metal mirror
 N35; water
N35
Phon; n
N35a; a bale of flax
N35a
Phon; nw Det and Log; water, wave, to drink, to wash
N36; canal
N36
Phon; mr, mj Phon Det; mr Det and Log; canal, to love, Nile, river, lake
N37; a pool
N37
Phon; S Log; pool
N38; pool with embankment
N38
Phon; S Log; pool
N39; pool with water
N39
Phon; S Log; pool
N40; pool with legs
N40
Abbr; go
N41; well
N41
Phon; Hm Phon Det; bjA well, marsh, pool, cow, vagina
N42; well
N42
Phon; Hm Phon Det; bjA well, marsh, pool, cow, vagina

Codes

Abb; the sign is an abbreviation of a word,
Det; the sign acts as a determinative (it has no phonetic value, but provids further information about the full word),
Log; the sign is a logogram (it represents an entire word or idea),
Phon; the sign has a phonetic value, and
Phon Det; the sign is a phonetic determinant (it acts as a determinative but also has a phonetic value).


A: Man and his occupations
B: Woman and her occupations
C: Anthropomorphic Deities
D: Parts of the body
E: Mammals
F: Parts of Mammals
G: Birds, 1
H: Parts of Birds
I: Amphibious Animals, Reptiles, etc.
K: Fishes and Parts of Fishes
L: Invertebrata and Lesser Animals
M: Trees and Plants
N: Sky, Earth, Water
O: Buildings and Parts of Buildings
P: Ships and Parts of Ships
Q: Domestic and Funerary Furniture
R: Temple Furniture and Sacret Emblems
S: Crowns, Dress, Staves, etc
T: Warfare, Hunting, Butchery
U: Agriculture, Crafts and Professions
V: Rope, Fibre, Baskets, Bags, etc.
W: Vessels of Stone and Earthenware
X: Loaves and Cakes
Y: Writing, Games, Music
Z: Strokes, Geometrical Figures, etc.
Aa: Unclassified

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