Egyptian Hieroglyphic Expressions

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Hieroglyphic Expressions

Some Egyptian phrases and expressions were so common that they had their own hieroglyphs.

This was very much like shorthand and examples of them can be found on tombs and sarcophaguses.

Hieroglyphic Symbols

Expression Hieroglyph Hieroglyph Meaning
Hieroglyphic Symbol for - King of Upper and Lower Egypt King of Upper and Lower Egypt (coronation name)
Hieroglyphic Symbol for - May she be given Life May she be given Life
Hieroglyphic Symbol for - Lord of the two Lands Lord of the two Lands
Hieroglyphic Symbol for - Living Forever Living Forever
Hieroglyphic Symbol for - Lord of the Throne of two Lands Lord of the Throne of two Lands
Hieroglyphic Symbol for - Forever and Ever Forever and Ever
Hieroglyphic Symbol for - Son of Ra Son of Ra
Hieroglyphic Symbol for - Given Life, like Ra, forever Given Life, like Ra, forever
Hieroglyphic Symbol for - the Good God the Good God
Hieroglyphic Symbol for - Life, Prosperity, Health Life, Prosperity, Health
Hieroglyphic Symbol for - Beloved of .... Beloved of ....
Hieroglyphic Symbol for - True of Voice True of Voice (i.e. vindicated by Osiris - dead)
Hieroglyphic Symbol for - Lady of the two Lands Lady of the two Lands)
Hieroglyphic Symbol for - Son of the King, Prince .... Son of the King, Prince ....
Hieroglyphic Symbol for - Great Royal Wife Great Royal Wife (usually seen above Queen's cartouche)
Hieroglyphic Symbol for - Daughter of the King, Princess... Daughter of the King, Princess...
Hieroglyphic Symbol for - Given Life! Given Life! (this is usually seen after or below cartouches)
Hieroglyphic Symbol for - of his own body of his own body


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