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, darknessN3; night sky
N3
Det and Log; night, darkness N4; rainy sky
N4
Det and Log; dew, rain, rainstormN5; palm stalk with a small loaf
N5
Det and Log; sun, time, day, hour, to riseN6; uraeus (snake) with a sun disc
N6
Det and Log; sunN7; 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 moonN11; crescent moon
N11
Phon Det; aH Log; moon Abbr and Det; month, palm widthN11a; crescent moon and star
N11a
Det; monthN12; crescent moon
N12
Det; moonN13; crescent moon and star
N13
Log; feast of the half moonN14; star
N14
Phon; sbA, dwA Log; star, Sothis, Sirius, constellationN15; a star in a circle
N15
Log; afterworldN16; land
N16
Phon; tA Det and Log; land, earth, eternityN17; land
N17
Phon; tA Det and Log; land, earth, eternityN18; island
N18
Det and Log; island, horizon, desertN19; two islands
N19
Abbr; HarakhteN20; sliver of land
N20
Phon wDb Det; sandbank N21; sliver of land
N21
Det; land, shore N22; outcrop of land
N22
Det; sandbag, land, fieldN23; su plant
N23
Det; land, irrigated landN24; irrigated land
N24
Det and Log; garden nome, nome of ThinisN25; hills
N25
Det and Log; foreign land, desert, desert land, land of Retjen”N26; sedge
N26
Phon; Dw Log; mountain N27; sunrise
N27
Log; horizonN28; 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 earthN31; 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; nN35a; 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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