Hieratic (//; Ancient Greek: ἱερατικά, romanized: hieratiká, lit. 'priestly') is the name given to a cursive writing system used for Ancient Egyptian and the principal script used to write that language from its development in the third millennium BC until the rise of Demotic in the mid-first millennium BC. It was primarily written in ink with a reed pen on papyrus.
|Naqada III – third century AD|
possibly inspired Byblos syllabary
|ISO 15924||Egyh, 060 , Egyptian hieratic|
|U+13000–U+1342F (unified with Egyptian hieroglyphs)|