The Ancient Egyptian Cartouche hieroglyph-(as hieroglyph only) is used to represent the Egyptian language word for 'name'. It is Gardiner sign listed no. V10, of the subgroup for rope, fibre, baskets, bags, etc.
Besides the cartouche hieroglyph
use for the word 'name', the cartouche in half-section, Gardiner no. V11,
, has a separate meaning in the Egyptian language as a determinative
for actions and nouns dealing with items: "to divide", "to exclude".
The cartouche hieroglyph
, is used as a determinative
for Egyptian language šn
-(sh)n, for "circuit", or "ring"-(like the shen ring
or the cartouche
). Later it came to be used for rn
, the word 'name'.
The word can also be spelled as "r" with "n", the mouth
over the horizontal n
Rosetta Stone usage
The cartouche hieroglyph is used seven times in the Rosetta Stone, with the viper in the phrase: ren-f, "name-his", (or 'name-its').
Gallery of cartouche as hieroglyph
- ↑ Betrò, 1995. Hieroglyphics: The Writings of Ancient Egypt, Cartouche, p. 195.
- ↑ Betrò, 1995, p. 195.
- Betrò, 1995. Hieroglyphics: The Writings of Ancient Egypt, Betrò, Maria Carmela, c. 1995, 1996-(English), Abbeville Press Publishers, New York, London, Paris (hardcover, ISBN 0-7892-0232-8)