I; Amphibious animals and reptiles

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 amphibious animals and reptiles.


i1; lizard
i1
Phon; aSA Det; lizard i2; tortoise
i2
Det & Log; tortoisei3; crocodile
i3
Det & Log; crocodile, to be aggressive, to be greedy, sovereign i4; crocodile on a shrine
i4
Det & Log; Sobeki5; crocodile with a bent tail
i5
Det; to collect i5a; mumiform crocodile
i5a
Det & Log; Sobeki6; crocodile skin
i6
Phon; kmi7; frog
i7
Det; frog, Heqat Abbr; repeating life (wHm-anh)i8; tadpole
i8
Abbr 100,000 (Hfn) i9; horned viper
i9
Phon; f Det & Log, he, his , fatheri10; cobra
i10
Phon; D Log; cobrai11; two cobras
i11
Phon; DD i12; cobra rearing
i12
Det; cobra, Ureas, Nesereti13; cobra sitting on a basket
i13
Det; Buto (wADyt)i14; snake
i14
Det; snake, worm i15; snake
i15
Det; snake, worm


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 ProfessionsV: 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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