List of Egyptian hieroglyphs

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The total number of distinct Egyptian hieroglyphs increased over time from several hundred in the Middle Kingdom to several thousand during the Ptolemaic Kingdom.

In 1928/1929 Alan Gardiner published an overview of hieroglyphs, Gardiner's sign list, the basic modern standard. It describes 763 signs in 26 categories (A–Z, roughly). Georg Möller compiled more extensive lists, organized by historical epoch (published posthumously in 1927 and 1936).

In Unicode, the block Egyptian Hieroglyphs (2009) includes 1071 signs, organization based on Gardiner's list. As of 2016, there is a proposal by Michael Everson to extend the Unicode standard to comprise Möller's list.



Notable subsets of hieroglyphs:

Letter classification by Gardiner

Each entry links to the List below

List of hieroglyphs

Excluded from default fonts by some OS vendors. 𓂹
  • D52A
  • U+130B9
phallus with folded cloth Excluded from default fonts by some OS vendors. 𓂺
  • D53
  • U+130BA
phallus with emission
  • in before (m bꜣḥ), phallus (ḥnn), urinate (wsš), seed (mtwt), man (ṯꜣy), husband (hj)

Excluded from default fonts by some OS vendors. 𓂻
  • D54
  • U+130BB
legs walking
  • approach (tkn) enterprise (nmtt), do not move, stop Injure leg (rd), thigh (mnt)
  • D54A
  • U+130BC
hieratic legs walking 𓂽
  • D55
  • U+130BD
legs walking backwards 𓂾
  • D56
  • U+130BE
  • rd
Ideo., det. for rd, "leg"; Det. "to tread"
Also: for pds, wꜥrt, sbq 𓂿
  • D57
  • U+130BF
leg with knife
  • mutilates become (jꜣtj)
  • more
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