O; Buildings and Parts of Buildings

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 buildings and parts of buildings.


O1; house
O1
Phon; pr Det and Log; house, sanctuary, building, place, location, horizon O2; house and mace
O2
Abbr; treasury O3; house and offerings
O3
Abbr; mortuary offeringO4; winding wall
O4
Phon; h Log; manor O5; winding wall
O5
Phon Det; mr, mn Det; street O6; estate
O6
Log; building, temple, enclosure, foundation O7; estate
O7
Log; building, temple, enclosure, foundation O8; an estate with the signs for a pillar and bread
O8
Abbr; large building O9; an estate with the signs for a basket and bread
O9
Abbr; Nepthys O10; a hawk within an estate
O10
Abbr; Hathor O11; palace
O11
Log; palace O12; palace
O12
Log; palace O13; enclosure wall
O13
Det; gateway O14; part of an enclosure wall
O14
Det; gateway O15; enclosure wall with a pot and some bread
O15
Log; wide hall O16; gate with a ureaus (snake) frieze
O16
Phon Det; tA Det and Log; curtain eternity O17; gate with a ureaus (snake) frieze
O17
Phon Det; tA Det and Log; curtain eternity O18; chapel
O18
Det and Log; chapel O19; shrine
O19
Det; sanctuary of upper (southern) Egypt, row of chapelsO20; shrine
O20
Det; sanctuary of lower (northern) Egypt, row of chapels, sanctuaryO21; front of a shrine
O21
Det and Log; chamber of the god O22; tent made of reed mats
O22
Phon; HAb Phon Det; HAb Det and Log; pavillion O23; kiosk with a double throne
O23
Det and Log; heb sed festival O24; pyramid
O24
Det; pyramid, Memphis O24; obelisk
O24
Det and Log; obelisk O26; stele
O26
Det and Log; stele O27; hypostyle hall
O27
Phon Det; ha Det; office, hypostyle hallO28; column
O28
Phon; h Phon; jwn Log; pillar, HelipoplisO29; water
O29
Phon ´A Log; column, great O30; forked branch
O30
Det and Log; supportO31; door lintel
O31
Phon; ´A Det and Log; door, to open O32; gate
O32
Det; gate, gateway, door Abbr; Tor O33; serekh (palace facade)
O33
Det; serekh (palace facade, used with the Pharaoh’s Horus name)O34; bolt
O34
Phon; s Log; man, bolt O35; bolt with legs
O35
Phon Det; s O36; walls
O36
Det and Log; wall, enclosure O37; a wall falling down
O37
Det; demolish, cast down, to be crooked O38; the corner of a wall
O38
Det; corner, gateway O39; block of stone
O39
Det; stone O40; stairs
O40
Det; stairsO41; double stairs
O41
Det; stairs, climb O42; fence
O42
Log; sSp, Ssp O43; fence
O43
Log; sSp, Ssp O44; Min's emblem
O44
Det and Log; profession Log; office O45; building and vault
O45
Det and Log; harem O46; building and vault
O46
Det and Log; harem O47; fortification
O47
Log; Hierakonpolis O48; fortification
O48
Log; Hierakonpolis  G49; the ground plan of a village showing crossroads
O49
Det and Log; town, village, settlement, Egypt, Thebes O50; threshing floor
O50
Phon; sp Det; threshing floor O51; barn
O51
Det and Log; barn


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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