B. WOMAN AND HER OCCUPATIONS

B. Woman and her Occupations

Gardiner Number Sign Description of Sign Functions
  B1 𓁐 seated woman Det. female. Exx. mdw-nTr, transliteration, “woman”; mdw-nTr, transliteration, “woman”, “wife”; mdw-nTr, transliteration, “goddess”; mdw-nTr, transliteration, “daughter”; mdw-nTr, transliteration, “widow”; mdw-nTr, transliteration, “(female) slave”; mdw-nTr, transliteration, “(female) singer”; mdw-nTr, transliteration, “Nofret”.

Log. or det. transliteration, “I (female)”.

  B2 𓁑 pregnant woman Det. pregnant. Exx. mdw-nTr, transliteration, “conceive”; mdw-nTr, transliteration, “pregnant”.
  B3 𓁒 woman giving birth Log. or det. transliteration, “give birth”. Ex. mdw-nTr, mdw-nTr.
  B4 𓁓 combination of mdw-nTr B3 and mdw-nTr F31 Use as mdw-nTr B3.

Use as mdw-nTr A3.

  B5 𓁔 woman suckling child Det. nurse. Ex. mdw-nTr, transliteration, “nurse (verb)”.
  B5a 𓁕 woman suckling child (simplified) Use as mdw-nTr B4. Ex. mdw-nTr 1, transliteration, “Khnemt”.

1 GITB 804-013-500.

  B6 𓁖 woman on chair with child on lap Det. rear. Ex. mdw-nTr, transliteration, “rear”.
  B7 𓁗 queen wearing diadem and holding flower Det. in names of queens.
  B8 𓁘 woman holding mdw-nTr M9 Det. in women’s names.
  B9 𓁙 woman holding mdw-nTr Y8 Log. or det. transliteration, “(female) sistrum player”.

 


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