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Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics - M, N, O

 

HIEROGLYPH M

HIEROGLYPH - M

  • The owl is used for the "M" sound in words like man and mask and names like Michael and Mary.

 

HIEROGLYPH N

HIEROGLYPH - N

  • The wave is used for the "N" sound in words like north and night, and names like Nicole and Nicholas.

 

HIEROGLYPH O

HIEROGLYPH - O

  • There are two hieroglyphs used for the letter "O". They represent the different sounds of the letter.
  • The quail chick is used for the long 'O', 'oa' and 'oo' sounds in words like overcoat and wood and names like Olivia.

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The Weighing of the Heart from the Book of the Dead of Ani.

The Weighing of the Heart from the Book of the Dead of Ani.
Photo: © British Museum

 

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