An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary, Vol. 1

An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary Vol At last an English dictionary of Egyptian hieroglyphics This monumental work long out of print a very hard and rare book to find was prepared by one of the foremost Egyptologists of the century It c

  • Title: An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary, Vol. 1
  • Author: E.A. Wallis Budge
  • ISBN: 9780486236155
  • Page: 240
  • Format: Paperback
  • At last, an English dictionary of Egyptian hieroglyphics This monumental work long out of print, a very hard and rare book to find was prepared by one of the foremost Egyptologists of the century It contains nearly 28,000 words or terms that occur in hieroglyphic texts dating from the Third Dynasty through the Roman period, roughly from 3000 B.C to 600 A.D It is the onAt last, an English dictionary of Egyptian hieroglyphics This monumental work long out of print, a very hard and rare book to find was prepared by one of the foremost Egyptologists of the century It contains nearly 28,000 words or terms that occur in hieroglyphic texts dating from the Third Dynasty through the Roman period, roughly from 3000 B.C to 600 A.D It is the only complete English dictionary available anywhere For students, teachers, collectors, libraries, museums or anyone seriously interested in deciphering ancient Egyptian writings, magical formulas or inscriptions for themselves, this book is a must Arranged alphabetically, each entry consists of the transliteration of the word, the word in hieroglyphs, the meaning in English, and often, a literary or other textual source where the word can be found The entries in the 915 page main dictionary include all the gods and goddesses as well as other mythological beings, the principle kings of Egypt, and geographical names Professor Budge also gives in the beginning a full list of the most frequently used hieroglyphic characters arranged, after the manner of printers Egyptian type catalogues, by pictorial similarity men, women, gods and goddesses, parts of the body, animals, birds, reptiles, fish, insects, plants, sacred vessels, weapons, measures, etc with phonetic values and meanings when used as determinatives and ideographs Reference alphabets or syllabaries for Coptic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic, Ethiopic, Amharic and Persian cuneiform are also here.The secondary aids are quite extensive over 550 pages worth and most useful In the second volume, there s an index of English words with 60,000 entries This forms an extremely handy English Egyptian glossary Also included in this volume are hieroglyphic lists of royal and geographical names with separate indexes to these lists , and indexes of Coptic and non Egyptian words quoted in the dictionary itself with a separate section for non Egyptian geographical names.The long, scholarly and informative introduction outlines the history of the decipherment in Europe of Egyptian hieroglyphs and lexicography citing such pioneers as Akerblad, Young, Champollion le Jeune, Birch, Lepsius, Brugsch, Chabas, Goodwin E de Roug , and others , explains the principles of the present work, and offers a full bibliography Everything you need to study hieroglyphs is in these two volumes.

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    1. E.A. Wallis Budge

      Sir Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge was an English Egyptologist, Orientalist, and philologist who worked for the British Museum and published numerous works on the ancient Near East.

    208 thoughts on “An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary, Vol. 1”

    1. The two volume Hieroglyphic Dictionary is still a very useful work. This massive work is well organized. You should buy BOTH volumes 1 and 2 in order to properly use the dictionary. Keep in mind that volume 2 contains the various indexes for both volumes and part of the huge dictionary of ancient Egyptian words and the index of all the English words. So you need both volumes!There are numerous very useful comments and insights into the ancient cultures of the Nile.Budge was an expert in Semitic [...]



    2. I avoided Budge for years because of Daniel Jackson, yes the fictional character, disparaging him in Stargate. No joke :)Eventually, though, I wanted easy access to the actual arrangement (a wild mess of art over form or form over art but ha ha which one is in use at any given moment doesn't have a determinative to guide us!) of long-form Egyptian prose, and Budge's public domain stuff is great for that and then I discovered his translations are actually pretty good. It was still early after the [...]


    3. It takes a while for the new coming reader to get used to the way the dictionary is laid out because it's chronicled using the Ancient Egyptian alphabetic chart (according to Champollion and other sources, namely the author: Budge). It has helped me out in sticky spots where I didn't know a word (sometimes it seemed like it was a hapax Legomenon, but proved not to be).


    4. The most comprehensive book on this area of study that I have read to date. Budge did a good job explaining in plain English the meaning of personal and place names which can be used to interpret sacred texts such as the Pert em Hru and the Pyramid Texts.


    5. Bought this today for $2 in a close-out pile. Had a big red sticker on it, so I didn't realize it's volume 1 of 2. Oops. My bad.


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