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Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics - V, W, X

 

HIEROGLYPH V

HIEROGLYPH - V

  • The horned viper is used for the "V" sound in words like vine and names like Vincent and Victoria.

 

HIEROGLYPH W

HIEROGLYPH - W

  • The quail chick is used for the "W" sound in words like wise and why, and names like William and Wendy.

 

HIEROGLYPH X

HIEROGLYPH - X

  • The basket and the folded cloth combine for the "X" sound in words like ox and names like Xavier and Xena.

The Hieroglyphic Alphabet

 

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Wall with hieroglyphics and Mentuhotep II of Egypt.

Wall with hieroglyphics and Mentuhotep II of Egypt.
Photo: © Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

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