hieratic script


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Related to hieratic script: Egyptian hieroglyphs
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Noun1.hieratic script - a cursive form of Egyptian hieroglyphicshieratic script - a cursive form of Egyptian hieroglyphics; used especially by the priests
hieroglyph, hieroglyphic - a writing system using picture symbols; used in ancient Egypt
Demotic, Demotic script - a simplified cursive form of the ancient hieratic script; "Demotic script was eventually replaced by Greek"
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Over time, the paired items written and incised innumerable times in hieroglyphic and then hieratic script on a variety of surfaces became formulaic and involved abbreviated spellings and paraphrases, as Gardiner shows in the Excursus of his Egyptian Grammar devoted to the funerary cult (17o73).
A surprising number of the sign forms in rock inscriptions find their closest parallels in archaic hieratic script and the "cursive" hieroglyphs commonly used in religious texts.
The texts that he has chosen to translate include both hieroglyphic inscriptions and papyri written in the cursive hieratic script.