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Definitions for hieratic
ˌhaɪ əˈræt ɪk, haɪˈræt-hi·er·at·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hieratic, hieratic scriptadjective

    a cursive form of Egyptian hieroglyphics; used especially by the priests

  2. priestly, hieratic, hieratical, sacerdotaladjective

    associated with the priesthood or priests

    "priestly (or sacerdotal) vestments"; "hieratic gestures"

  3. hieraticadjective

    written or belonging to a cursive form of ancient Egyptian writing

    "hieratic Egyptian script"

  4. hieraticadjective

    adhering to fixed types or methods; highly restrained and formal

    "the more hieratic sculptures leave the viewer curiously unmoved"

Wiktionary

  1. hieraticnoun

    a writing system used in pharaonic Egypt that was developed alongside the hieroglyphic system, primarily written in ink with a reed brush on papyrus, allowing scribes to write quickly without resorting to the time consuming hieroglyphs.

  2. hieraticadjective

    of or pertaining to priests, especially pharaonic priests of ancient Egypt; sacerdotal.

  3. hieraticadjective

    of or pertaining to the cursive writing system developed by ancient Egyptian priests alongside the hieroglyphic system.

  4. hieraticadjective

    (said of a work of art, literature, etc.) extremely stylized, restrained or formal; adhering to fixed types or methods; severe in emotional import.

    Some of the more hieratic sculptures leave the viewer curiously unmoved.

  5. Etymology: hieraticus, from ἱερατικός, from ἱερατεία, from ἱερᾶτεύω, from ἱερεύς, from ἱερός.

Wikipedia

  1. Hieratic

    Hieratic (; Ancient Greek: ἱερατικά, romanized: hieratiká, lit. 'priestly') is the name given to a cursive writing system used for Ancient Egyptian and the principal script used to write that language from its development in the third millennium BC until the rise of Demotic in the mid-first millennium BC. It was primarily written in ink with a reed pen on papyrus.

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  1. hieratic

    Hieratic refers to a cursive writing system used in Ancient Egypt that was typically used by priests. It is less formal and more efficient than the monumental Hieroglyphic script. It can also denote anything relating to the priests or the priesthood, sanctified, or associated with sacred persons or offices.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hieraticadjective

    consecrated to sacred uses; sacerdotal; pertaining to priests

  2. Etymology: [L. hieraticus, Gr. "ieratiko`s; akin to "iero`s sacred: cf. F. hiratique.]

Wikidata

  1. Hieratic

    Hieratic refers to a cursive writing system that was used in the provenance of the pharaohs in Egypt and Nubia that developed alongside the hieroglyphic system, to which it is intimately related. It was primarily written in ink with a reed brush on papyrus, allowing scribes to write quickly without resorting to the time-consuming hieroglyphs. In the 2nd century AD, the term hieratic was first used by Saint Clement of Alexandria. It derives from the Greek phrase γράμματα ἱερατικά, as at that time hieratic was used only for religious texts, as had been the case for the previous thousand years. Hieratic can also be an adjective meaning "[o]f or associated with sacred persons or offices; sacerdotal."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hieratic

    hī-ėr-at′ik, adj. sacred: relating to priests, applying to a certain kind of ancient Egyptian writing, which consisted of abridged forms of hieroglyphics; also to certain styles in art. [L. hieraticus—Gr. hieratikoshieros, sacred.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hieratic in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hieratic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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