how to pronounce hieratic


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hieratic is pronounced in four syllables

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meanings of hieratic


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


  1. 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.

hieratic frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word hieratic occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics hieratic can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that hieratic can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

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