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An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary, Vol. 1

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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 on ...more
Paperback, 748 pages
Published May 1st 1978 by Dover Publications
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Feb 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: egyptology
Unique work.
Jun 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: egyptology
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).
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Dec 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
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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.
Feb 06, 2014 marked it as to-read
Shelves: languages
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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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.
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