The other view traces it to khem or khame, hieroglyph khmi, which denotes black earth as opposed to barren sand, and occurs in Plutarch as XvAda; on this derivation alchemy is explained as meaning the " Egyptian art."
The hieroglyph of some other early sun temples shows a disk on the pyramidion.
- Temple Chamber, with richly carved wall facing and hieroglyph groups beneath the plinth.
The hieroglyph of Leo, for instance, occurs among the symbols of the Mithraic worship."
Its elements in the hieroglyphic form are pictorial, but each hieroglyph had one or more well-defined functions, fixed by convention in such a manner that the Egyptian language was expressed in writing word by word.
The early scribes outfit, often carried slung over his shoulder, is seen in the hieroglyph ~.
With the handle lengthened (86) and turned forward, this became the plough (87 is the hieroglyph, 88 the drawing, of a plough); this was always sloping, and never the upright post of the Italic type.
There is no hieroglyph for the word "progress" because the very idea of progress didn't exist.
A hieroglyph," said the Rhetor, "is an emblem of something not cognizable by the senses but which possesses qualities resembling those of the symbol."
Pierre knew very well what a hieroglyph was, but dared not speak.