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Hieratic

HIERATIC, priestly or sacred (Gr. wpemKos, iepos, sacred), a term particularly applied to a style of ancient Egyptian writing, which is a simplified cursive form of hieroglyphic. The name was first given by Champollion (see Egypt, Language).

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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