This concise dictionary of Middle Egyptian that phase of the Ancient Egyptian language which had the widest general application contains 5400 carefully selected words most likely to be encountered by students and scholars in the course of their regular work on Egyptian texts Each entry gives the most common hieroglyphic form of the word, accompanied by its transliteration, translation, references to texts where it occurs, its less usual hieroglyphic variants, and phrases in which it is used First published in 1962 and incorporating addenda from 1966, this Concise Dictionary has become the standard work of reference and is now in its tenth printing....
|Title||:||Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian (Egyptology: Griffith Institute) (Griffith Institute Publications)|
|Publisher||:||Griffith Institute Reprint edition January 1, 1970|
|Number of Pages||:||349 pages|
|File Size||:||678 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian (Egyptology: Griffith Institute) (Griffith Institute Publications) Reviews
I hesitated to buy this because other reviews mentioned that the text was handwritten, and there is no english to egyptian section, but in the end I bought it because I wanted a reliable hieroglyphic dictionary--I'm glad I went ahead and got it, it only takes a moment to get used to the handwriting, and this dictionary makes a nice adjunct to learning the language It includes many more sophisticated words than are found in the teaching texts.
As a post Masters of Ancient History student trying to learn hieroglyphs, this book is essential. However, the handwritten text and hieroglyphs - which are very small - can be extremely difficult to read. I have had to resort to using a magnifying light at times when searching for phrases. Why this book has not been updated from a handwritten text and printed in a larger font is a mystery to me; surely someone can bring this excellent book into the 21st Century!
I learned to read Middle Egyptian using primarily Alan Gardiner's Middle Egyptian Grammar, Adrian deBuck's Reading Book, and this dictionary. Unfortunately, Amazon does not seem to carry deBuck, which is too bad, because deBuck is a book of hieroglyphic texts for the student, containing all the important Middle Egyptian stuff: The Story of Sinuhe, the Story of the Eloquent Peasant, etc. To show you how well Faulker and deBuck go together, I need only say that when Faulkner gave a reference for the particular definition of the word I was looking up out of deBuck, as often as not the reference turned out to be the very text I was reading - a pretty clear indication that I was on the right track!
Faulkner's work is dated after 50 years, but the book is beautiful--reproductions of about 350 hand-drawn plates. There are over 5000 words with usage citations, so it's still very useful to have. It's also small and reasonably priced for limited-run item.
...and equally as essential. The content speaks for itself of course, and that being said, the quality of this edition is very good.The glyphs and text are crisp and legible, the leaves are heavy and durable, and the binding is excellent, so it should hold up quite well for many years.
I would like an edition that's actually typed. Hard to read the cursive.
This is exactly what I have been looking for.
The handwriting was annoying to read.