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Egyptian Glyphary: Hieroglyphic Dictionary and Sign List [Paperback]

Bill Petty PhD
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23 Dec 2012
The Egyptian Glyphary is part of Museum Tours’ series “The Essentials” ... books that anyone serious about the study of Egyptology will find useful. This unique Egyptian language dictionary is called a Glyphary to distinguish it from dictionaries that list entries in strictly alphabetical order. Rather, it lists words based on the hieroglyphic signs that they contain, resulting in easier word look-up. One can find a word without knowing its beginning letter or its transliteration. A word can often be found even if part of the word is missing or unreadable. It has been created to fill a need for a low cost, yet comprehensive, translation aid to hieroglyphs that is convenient to use. Its emphasis is on words found in monumental inscriptions, as opposed to words found strictly in papyri. The words it contains are most likely to be encountered on the monuments in Egypt or in museums. It contains a total of about 8,000 total entries, of which about 4,000 are unique. This compares favorably to the 2,500 entries in the vocabulary of Alan Gardiner's "Egyptian Grammar", and the 5,000 plus entries in Raymond Faulkner's "Dictionary of Middle Egyptian". The volume's convenient size makes it ideal for everyday use anywhere one happens to be, a local museum or the monuments in Egypt. It is a "must have" for any serious student, Egyptologist or Egyptophile. From Museum Tours Press.

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  • Paperback: 298 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (23 Dec 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1481007459
  • ISBN-13: 978-1481007450
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 14 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 466,170 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bill Petty, PhD, is a graduate of West Point and the University of Illinois. He is an avocational Egyptologist who has published numerous articles on ancient Egypt. He has also developed and taught beginning courses in Understanding Hieroglyphic Inscriptions. Dr. Petty conducts tours to Egypt through his company, Museum Tours.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Valuable reference book 6 Aug 2014
By Kristi
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This book is quickly becoming an indispensable aid alongside Gardiner's sign list and Faulkner's Dictionary of Middle Egyptian in helping me translate Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic texts. Wish I had bought it sooner. I've knocked off one star for a few typos I've noticed which have also been mentioned by another reviewer. A revised, updated and expanded edition would get 5 stars easily,
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good buy 14 Aug 2014
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As this type of book goes I think it is worth the money it's not massively comprehensive but has a good amount of information for the beginner trying to learn AE. I have had hours of enjoyment from this book trying to get answers and learning at the same time. A good buy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a glyph dictionary 30 Dec 2013
By Joel Bjorling - Published on Amazon.com
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I have a book on Egyptian hieroglyphics and it tells you what word the glyphs refer to. However, in reading, you may want to look up the glyphs yourself, but my Budge dictionaries only give the words. What would be great is to find a dictionary that goes from glyph to word rather than word to glyph. This is a dictionary of glyphs. Now, when an author gives a word for the glyphs, I can follow along with him. If you're in to Egypt, hieroglyphics, or Egyptology, this book is a must!
3.0 out of 5 stars Egyptian Glyphary needs work 23 Jun 2014
By Randy - Published on Amazon.com
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I was impressed and pleased with the general coverage of the language's vocabulary contained in this book, and the way the information was organized using the glyphs themselves as the key to its dictionary arrangement. However, I was more than a little unhappy and disappointed with the typos in the English definitions and other English text. They made me wonder about the quality of the hieroglyphic text and the transliterations as well. While I am a beginner at the language and bought this work as a supplement to the textbook I've been using, I am pretty sure I could see proofreading errors in both the hieroglyphs and transliterations. It left an impression of hasty, sloppy work and a feeling that the information cannot be fully relied upon.
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