Description: Man, standing, bent forward, holding a stick in his two hands, striking a wick of twisted flax.
Category: Men and their occupations [Gardiner A]
Basic Form: full quadrat
Tag: armed characterholding stickmanropestandingwick
Type: composite
TSL_1_6369_00   TSL_1_361_00
Collombert, Philippe (2010), Le tombeau de Mérérouka: paléographie. Paléographie hiéroglyphique 4, p. 10-11, §9
Fischer, Henry G. (1977), The evolution of composite hieroglyphs in ancient Egypt. Metropolitan Museum Journal 12, 5-19, p. 9
Pantalacci, Laure (2005), Nouveautés graphiques et lexicales dans le corpus des textes de Balat. In Seidlmayer, Stephan Johannes (ed.), Texte und Denkmäler des ägyptischen Alten Reiches, 275-285, p. 220, Cursive equivalent of the sign in the Letters from Balat.
Stauder, A. (2023), For the eye only: aspects of the visual text in ancient Egypt. In Zsolnay, Ilona (ed.), Seen not heard: composition, iconicity, and the classifier systems of logosyllabic scripts, 63-87, p. 65
Fischer, H.G.  (1966), An Old Kingdom monogram: [sign] . Zeitschrift für ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde 93, 56-69., p. 68-69, Fischer discusses the use of the sign in Old Kingdom titles.
Hieroglyphica  A413
Jsesh  A413
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Please cite as: Sign TSL_1_656 <http://thotsignlist.org/mysign?id=656>, in: Thot Sign List <http://thotsignlist.org>,
edited by Université de Liège and Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften.

Creator: I. Hafemann
Editor(s): J. Grotenhuis, L. Seelau
logogram (1 function(s))
Phonetic value Semantic value Use
ḥwj to strike, to drive, to tread regular


mꜣꜣ ḥw(.t) ḥmꜥ ꜣzḫ jt bd.t šd.t wbs m zp.wt m njw.wt n.(w)t pr-ḏ.t
Seeing the beating of the flax, the harvesting of the grain and emmer, the taking away and piling up in the treshing floors, in the towns of the house of eternity.
Kaiuhor Menkauhor

ḥw.n(=j) tꜣ ḥr=f rs.n(=j) [-]
(I) traveled the country because of him (= the king) and I watched over [-].
Asosi Djedkare

ḥwj=f n=f sḏb.w r ḫft.yw=f
May you place restraints to his enemies for him.
18th Dynasty
Creator: TSL

phonemogram (1 function(s))
Phonetic value Semantic value Use
ḥw regular


jn.w=f ꜥšꜣ m tꜣ.w nb.w ḥw.tyw ḥr jr.t mr.t.n=f
His messengers are numerous in all the lands, emissaries do that which he loved.
Senwosret I Kheperkare
Creator: J. Grotenhuis

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