Haty-a

Ḥaty-a was an ancient Egyptian rank and title given to local princes, mayors, or governors.[1]


Ḥaty-a
Egyptian hieroglyphs

There is no standard translation for Ḥaty-a, and it is frequently left transliterated in scholarly literature.

In strings of ranking titles Ḥaty-a most often appears between the ranking titles iry-pat and khetemty-bity (royal sealer) and was therefore a sign of an extremely high status in the ranking of officials in Ancient Egypt. As mayor, the title often stands alone in inscription in front of the name, but was also often combined with the titles overseer of priests or overseer of the god's house, indicating that local governors were also the head of local religious matters.[2]