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Noun: hieroglyph  hI(-u)-ru-glif
  1. A writing system using picture symbols; used in ancient Egypt
    - hieroglyphic
  2. Writing that resembles hieroglyphics (usually by being illegible)
    - hieroglyphic

Derived forms: hieroglyphs

Type of: orthography, writing, writing system

Encyclopedia: Hieroglyph