The Professional Hieroglyphic Symbol for the Scribe

A Hieroglyph for Scribe and Writing

The ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic symbol for the scribe or to write.

This is an ancient Egyptian hieroglyph which stood for the honored profession of the scribe and it also represented the verb to write, as well as the noun for the word writer. The hieroglyphic symbol itself has three parts: a brush, a container for water, and a holder for two ink-blocks (usually one was red and the other was black). The curve between the water container and ink blocks indicates that the scribe's tools were carried over one shoulder from one work place to another.

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