Category:Well (hieroglyph)

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N41
ḥm / bỉȝ / ḥnmt, pḥww, ỉdt (N41) or
N42
(N42) —(en:Gardiner's Sign List)

Egyptian hieroglyph: Well: phonogram hm; phonetic-det bja; determinatives well; pool, marsh; vagina, cow.

Note: usage for the term wife.

In water-related meanings, the shape of sign derives from drawing of water in well; for the origin of the sign in female-related meanings, see File:Vulva symbols.svg.