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


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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