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hieratic:

see hieroglyphichieroglyphic
[Gr.,=priestly carving], type of writing used in ancient Egypt. Similar pictographic styles of Crete, Asia Minor, and Central America and Mexico are also called hieroglyphics (see Minoan civilization; Anatolian languages; Maya; Aztec).
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The texts that he has chosen to translate include both hieroglyphic inscriptions and papyri written in the cursive hieratic script. With the exception of a selection from the Great Harris Papyrus (translated on pp.
The origin of the Ugaritic cuneiform alphabet was explained by derivation from the syllabic cuneiform script, by free formation of signs from basic elements, by imitation of Egyptian hieratic script, and by analogy to Phoenician linear script.
It is as if his normal respiration were in cursive, demotic, or hieratic scripts and acrophonic principles--a if he had always been able to read obelisks and coffins.