A Collection of Hieroglyphs; A Contribution to the History of Egyptian Writing
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... (ditlch't), "horizon "; the dual or adjectival form gj is commonly written by abbreviation, = " the two horizons," each horizon being sandy desert according to Egyptian ideas. In O.K. the sign is a common det. of names of districts and places, probably on account of their being in sandy districts or connected with a Deltaic gezireh. Early towns in the Delta were founded on such " islands." Later, it became det. of certain specific localities only, as in the present case, where it is used with Ta-zeser, the sandy domain of Anubis, god of the dead. In N.K., is phon. at the beginning of words, apparently for 1 y3 (da). Cf. Fig. 14. Apparently compound id. of the sand-island = and the water-line ww'. It seems not to occur before N.K. Word-sign for l Ymn (Amrn), the name 1 AAAA/W of the god Amen in late times. Perhaps indicates mn, "firm," by combining m(?)-t, Coptic uovi (fem.), "island," and n. In very late times it is used for (c) Nhn. = B. II., iii., fig. 95. Flat alluvial land, coloured black (L., D.f ii., 20), later blue. Often with three grains o (q.v. p. 34), indicating the sand underlying the alluvium. These grains are wrongly called "3 pits (or caves)" in the Sign Pap., p. xiv., 1. 4. Word-sign for t3 (ta), "earth," "black soil" (e.g. under the nails), "alluvial land." In late times phon. for t3 (ta). By id. trans., det. of z't, " eternity," as being of unbounded horizon (//. II., iii., p. 30). Cf. A Fig. 71. Mound of earth (not desert), natural or artificial; coloured black, like =, in O.K. (L., D., ii., 21), later green or grey. Desert slopes are represented with similar outline but different colour, as fig. 00. In B. H., iii., p....
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