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transliterations with integrated vocabulary (400'000 entries)

- Old Kingdom Texts

- Pyramid Texts 2-3-4

- The story of the shipwrecked sailor

- New Kingdom Texts I

- New Kingdom Texts II

- Book of the Dead

- Various I

- Various II

- Various III


- New: German version with vocabulary

- New: HieroAbbrev Here is an app which displays abbreviations and variants of Ancient Egyptian words available on the App Store.


- In order to be able to display the vocabulary the mouse must be over the word without click. The vocabulary first displays word’s “official” writing. The last radical of 3e infirmae verbs is written j.

The vocabulary is not intended to replace any already published translation, but to give the main meanings of the words.

- The vocabulary displayed is partly built on the book of Raymond O. FAULKNER, A Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian, Oxford, 1962. References to this major contribution to Egyptology

are throughout the vocabulary in brackets with the mention of the page (i.e. [F 40] refers to page 40 of the Dictionary).

- The transliteration gives the first entry usually found in hieroglyphic dictionaries: for instance ỉmȝḫy will be written ỉmȝḫw

- Royal and private names are written all with hyphens for technical reasons.

- Specials thanks are given to the Griffith Institute for the permission to use Faulkner's Dictionary.

- In order to increase the text size type one or several times: CTRL SHIFT +.

- Additional Remarks

- Searching words (useful also for getting word definition on Smartphone/iPhone)

- Here is a list of words which are not to be found in the database


BONNAMY Yvonne, SADEK, Ashraf-Alexandre, Dictionnaire des hiéroglyphes : hiéroglyphes-français, Arles, 2013

ERMAN Adolf, GRAPOW Hermann, Wörterbuch der aegyptischen Sprache, 5 volumes, Leipzig, 1925-1931

ERMAN Adolf, GRAPOW Hermann, Wörterbuch der aegyptischen Sprache. Die Belegstellen, 5 volumes,

Leipzig, 1935-1959

FAULKNER Raymond O., A Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian, Oxford, 1962

FISCHER Henry G., Egyptian Titles of the Middle Kingdom. A Supplement to Wm. Ward’s Index

(2e éd., New York, 1997)

HANNIG Rainer, Die Sprache der Pharaonen : Großes Handwörterbuch Ägyptisch-Deutsch (2800-950 v. Chr.),

Marburger Edition, Kulturgeschichte der antiken Welt 64, Mainz am Rhein, 2006

HELCK Wolfgang, OTTO Eberhard, Lexikon der Ägyptologie, 7 vol., Wiesbaden, 1972-1992

LEITZ Christian, Lexikon der ägyptischen Götter und Götterbezeichnungen, 7 volumes,

Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta, 110 à 116, Leuven, 2002

LESKO Leonard, A Dictionary of Late Egyptian, 4 vol., Berkeley, 1982-1990

MEEKS Dimitri, Année Lexicographique. Tome 1 (1977), Paris 1998

MEEKS Dimitri, Année Lexicographique. Égypte Ancienne. Tome 2 (1978), Paris 1998

MEEKS Dimitri, Année Lexicographique. Égypte Ancienne. Tome 3 (1979), Paris 1998

WARD William A., Index of Egyptian Administrative and Religious Titles of the Middle Kingdom (Beyrouth, 1982)

RANKE Hermann , Die ägyptischen Personennamen, Glückstadt, 1935

WILSON Penelope, A Ptolemaic Lexicon. A Lexicographical Study of the Texts in the Temple of Edfu,

Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 78, Leuven, 1997

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