- hieroglyphic hittite,
Origin of hieroglyphic
Examples from the Web for hieroglyph
It condemns the fact to be a hieroglyph: it would mean something if one only had the key.The Child and the Curriculum|John Dewey
I cannot explain the person sitting facing this god further, than that from his hieroglyph he is either H or allied to H.
Even the hieroglyph of this god (fig. 3) suggests the dread idea for which he stood.An Introduction to the Study of the Maya Hieroglyphs|Sylvanus Griswold Morley
The second hieroglyph is apparently meant for the Ahau sign (referring to the 17th day), which usually does not belong to B.
The bird is actually pictured here and its sign is the first hieroglyph; the third is q, the second and fourth are obliterated.
adjective Also: hieroglyphical
noun Also: hieroglyph
Word Origin for hieroglyphic
1590s, shortening of hieroglyphic (n.), 1590s; see hieroglyphic.
1580s (adj. and n.), from Late Latin hieroglyphicus, from Greek hieroglyphikos "hieroglyphic; of Egyptian writing," from hieros "sacred" (see ire) + glyphe "carving," from glyphein "to carve" (see glyph). Plutarch began the custom of using the adjective (ta hieroglyphika) as a noun.