hieratic script

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Synonyms for hieratic script

a cursive form of Egyptian hieroglyphics

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Yet another division emerged in the late eighth century BC (Twenty-Fifth Dynasty), when the 'business hand' hieratic script used in the Nile Delta diverged from that used in Upper Egypt and became what we now know as the demotic script (Rimer 1996: 82).
The texts that he has chosen to translate include both hieroglyphic inscriptions and papyri written in the cursive hieratic script.
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.