There is no official ASL sign for "hieroglyphics", but there is a neologism for it used by Deaf graduate student in her studies between herself and her interpreter only. Use with caution, especially as temporary only for now.

Definition: Ancient Egyptian writing system which uses pictorial symbols.

It's a neologism, not official ASL sign. Coined by a Deaf artist to use in her art history classes in 2005.

Etymology: The dominant-handed handshape of the sign uses the same handshape as the regular ASL word for "Egypt". The movement stems from the movement of the ASL word "language". The passive part (left-handed) represents a surface for writing.

Related signs: WORD, SIGN (signed word).

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