Hieratic

Hieratic (/həˈrætɪk/; 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.[1]

Hieratic
Script type
Time period
Naqada III – third century AD
DirectionMixed
LanguagesEgyptian language
Related scripts
Parent systems
Child systems
Demotic
possibly inspired Byblos syllabary
ISO 15924
ISO 15924Egyh, 060 , Egyptian hieratic
Unicode
U+13000–U+1342F (unified with Egyptian hieroglyphs)
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