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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Caminos, Literary Fragments in the Hieratic Script (Oxford: Oxford Univ.
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.