hieratic definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or of sacred persons or workplaces; sacerdotal.
    • Constituting or relating to a simplified cursive type of Egyptian hieroglyphics, found in both sacred and secular writings.
    • exceedingly formal or stylized, like in a-work of art.
    • of or with respect to priests, particularly pharaonic priests of ancient Egypt; sacerdotal.
    • of or with respect to the cursive writing system produced by old Egyptian priests alongside the hieroglyphic system.
    • extremely stylized, restrained or formal; sticking with fixed types or methods; extreme in emotional import.
    • Consecrated to sacred utilizes; sacerdotal; pertaining to priests.
    • from the priesthood or priests
    • written or belonging to a cursive type of old Egyptian writing
    • staying with fixed types or practices; extremely restrained and formal
  • noun:
    • a writing system used in pharaonic Egypt that was created alongside the hieroglyphic system, mostly written in ink with a reed brush on papyrus, enabling scribes to write quickly without resorting to the full time eating hieroglyphs.
    • a cursive as a type of Egyptian hieroglyphics; made use of particularly because of the priests
  • others:
    • related to priests or even to the priesthood; priestly; sacerdotal.
    • Of sacred or priestly origin; due to or derived from religious usage or influence: specifically utilized of a type of ancient Egyptian letters or writing, as well as certain types in art.

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