A; Man and his occupations

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 (referred to as Gardiner's sign list). The following hieroglyphs are all depictions of men and their activities. Although these signs depict men, they were also used for women undertaking these tasks. In contrast, list B includes activities only relevant for women.

Egyptian Hieroglyph A1; man
A1
Log: I (j) man (s). Det: male roles, names, people (if plural). 1st person pronoun I, wi, ink, kwi (I, me, my)
Egyptian Hieroglyph A2; man eating
A2
Det; eat, drink, speak, tell, feel, think, love
Egyptian Hieroglyph A3; man sitting
A3
Det; sit
Egyptian Hieroglyph A4; man praising
A4
Det; beg, pray, worship, hide
Egyptian Hieroglyph A5 man hiding
A5
Det; hide
Egyptian Hieroglyph A6 man purifying
A6
Det; purity, cleanliness
Egyptian Hieroglyph A7 tired man
A7
Det; sit
Egyptian Hieroglyph A8; man rejoicing
A8
Det; jubiliation
Egyptian Hieroglyph A9 man with basket on head
A9
Det; load, carry, work
Egyptian Hieroglyph A10 man with oar
A10
Det; sail
Egyptian Hieroglyph A11 man with crook and scepter
A11
Det and Log; friend
Egyptian Hieroglyph A12 man holding a bow
A12
Det; army, soldier, infantry Phon; msha
Egyptian Hieroglyph A13 man with bound arms
A13
Det; enemy, rebel, foreigner
Egyptian Hieroglyph A14 man with axe in his head
A14
Det; die, dead enemy
Egyptian Hieroglyph A14a man with axe in his head
A14a
Variant of A14
Egyptian Hieroglyph A15 man falling
A15
Det; fall, overthrow Phon; hr
Egyptian Hieroglyph A13 man with bound arms
A13
Det; enemy, rebel, foreigner
Egyptian Hieroglyph A16 man bowing
A16
Det and Log; bow
Egyptian Hieroglyph A17 child with hand to mouth
A17
Det; sit, young, orphan, rare Phon; hrd
Egyptian Hieroglyph A17a child sitting
A17a
Det; sit, young, orphan, rare Phon; hrd
Egyptian Hieroglyph A18 child wearing red crown
A18
Det; child-king
Egyptian Hieroglyph A19 old man with stick
A19
Det; old, eldest, great one, chief, infirm, lean
Egyptian Hieroglyph A20 man with forked staff
A20
Variant of A19
Egyptian Hieroglyph A21 man with stick and cloth
A21
Det and Log; noble, official Phon; sr
Egyptian Hieroglyph A22; statue with mace and staff
A22
Det; statue
Egyptian Hieroglyph A23; king with staff
A23
Det; king, ruler
Egyptian Hieroglyph A24; man holding stick with two hands
A24
Det; hit, beat, strength, strong, force, teach, instruct
Egyptian Hieroglyph A25; man holding stick with one hand
A25
Det; hit, beat
Egyptian Hieroglyph A26; man with outstretched arms
A26
Det; call Abb;servant
Egyptian Hieroglyph A27; man running
A27
Phon; "jn" but only in "jn"- "through"
Egyptian Hieroglyph A28; man with arms raised
A28
Det; be elevated, enjoy yourself, mourn, bald
Egyptian Hieroglyph A29; man standing on head
A29
Det; head first
Egyptian Hieroglyph A30; man with arms raised to the front
A30
Det; adore, praise, respect, beg
Egyptian Hieroglyph A31; man with arms raised behind him
A31
Det; turn away
Egyptian Hieroglyph A32; man dancing
A32
Det; dance, rejoice, rejoicing, jubilation
Egyptian Hieroglyph A33 man with stick and bundle
A33
Det; herdsman, wander around, stranger
Egyptian Hieroglyph A34; man with mortar
A34
Det; stamp crush
Egyptian Hieroglyph A35; man building wall
A35
Det; build
Egyptian Hieroglyph A36; man brewing
A36
Det and Log; brew
Egyptian Hieroglyph A37; man in brewing vat
A37
Det and Log; brew
Egyptian Hieroglyph A38; man with two headed beast
A38
Log; town of Qusae (Qis)
Egyptian Hieroglyph A39; man with two headed beast
A38
Log; town of Qusae (Qis)
Egyptian Hieroglyph A40; god sitting
A40
Det and Log; God, deity, divine, 1st person pronoun for a god
Egyptian Hieroglyph A41; king sitting
A40
Det and Log; king, majesty, royal , 1st person pronoun for a king
Egyptian Hieroglyph A42; king sitting with flail
A42
Det and Log; king, majesty, royal , 1st person pronoun for a king
Egyptian Hieroglyph A43; king wearing the white crown of upper (southern) Egypt
A43
Det; king of upper Egypt, Osiris
Egyptian Hieroglyph A44; king with flail wearing the white crown of upper (southern) Egypt
A44
Det; king of upper Egypt, Osiris
Egyptian Hieroglyph A45; king wearing the red crown of lower (northern) Egypt
A45
Det; king of lower Egypt
Egyptian Hieroglyph A46; king wearing the red crown of lower (northern) Egypt and holding a flail
A46
Det; king of lower Egypt
Egyptian Hieroglyph A47; herdsman sitting
A47
Det and log; herdsman, guard
Egyptian Hieroglyph A48; man with knife
A48
Det and log; belonging to, herdsman, guard
Egyptian Hieroglyph A49; Syrian with a stick
A49
Det; foreigner, Asiatic
Egyptian Hieroglyph A50; dignitary sitting
A50
Det and Log; courtier, nobleman, noble, 1st person pronoun for a noble
Egyptian Hieroglyph A51; dignitary sitting holding a flail
A51
Det and Log; be noble, nobleman
Egyptian Hieroglyph A52; dignitary squatting
A52
Det; be noble, nobleman, revered person, deceased
Egyptian Hieroglyph A53; standing mummy
A53
Det; mummy case, mummy, statue, form, shape
Egyptian Hieroglyph A54; lying mummy
A54
Det; death, dead
Egyptian Hieroglyph A55; mummy on a bier
A55
Det; to lie, spend the night, death, corpse
Egyptian Hieroglyph A56; man with a stick threatening
A56
Det; to chase away

Codes

Abb; the sign is an abbreviation of a word,
Det; the sign acts as a determinative (it has no phonetic value, but provides 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).




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