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Term: Hieratic

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Hieratic: Cursive writing of ancient Egypt, it developed at the same time as the familiar hieroglyphic writing. It was eventually replaced by the Demotic script (and even later by Greek), but was used by members of the priestly class into the third century c.e.

Hieratic: A form of Egyptian writing, in which the purely pictorial hieroglyphs are written (with ink) in streamlined forms to speed the act of recording information.
source: Dreaming the Divine, Scott Cunningham (Llewellyn Publications)


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