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meanings of hieratic
Of or pertaining to priests, especially pharaonic priests of Ancient Egypt.
Extremely stylized, restrained or formal; adhering to fixed types or methods; severe in emotional import.
Of or pertaining to the cursive writing system that developed alongside the hieroglyphic system as its ordinary handwritten counterpart.
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.