Tool to convert numbers into Egyptian hieroglyphic notation/numerals, convert Egyptian numbers to Arabic numbers and Arabic numbers to Egyptian numbers.

Egyptian Numerals - dCode

Tag(s) : Numeral System, History, Symbol Substitution

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Egyptian Numerals is a numbering system based on the use of symbols to represent numbers.

Unlike our Arabic numeral system, the Egyptians primarily used symbols related to powers of 10.

The Egyptian numeral system was additive (position does not matter) and decimal (base 10).

To write a number, the Egyptians had available 7 signs / digits all having a value of a power of 10 which had to be repeated as many times as necessary:

πΊ | 1 |
---|---|

π | 10 |

π’ | 100 |

πΌ | 1000 |

π | 10000 |

π | 100000 |

π¨ | 1000000 |

Use the form at the top of this page to convert an Egyptian number.

__Example:__ `123` is written π’πππΊπΊπΊ

The number zero does not exist in this system, the absence of a symbol indicates that there is 0.

__Example:__ `2001` is written πΌπΌπΊ

The Egyptians sometimes used fractions (vertically), the symbol of which is `π`

__Example:__ `1/3` is written

π

πΊπΊπΊ

(NB: no `1` in the numerator)

Identify each Egyptian symbol and add their values in Hindu-Arabic numerals, the sum obtained is the result of the conversion.

__Example:__ π’π’πΊπΊπΊ sis written with 2 times π’ that is the symbol for the value 100 and 3 times πΊ that is the symbol for the value 1. Therefore the sum is $ 2 \times 100 + 3 \times 1 = 203 $

In Egypt, the symbols of the figures are hieroglyphics representing:

πΊ | 1 | stroke/bar/stick |

π | 10 | hobble/yoke/bridge |

π’ | 100 | rope/spiral |

πΌ | 1000 | water-lily/lotus |

π | 10000 | finger |

π | 100000 | tadpole |

π¨ | 1000000 | Heh/God |

π | / | mouth |

Egyptian Numeral symbols can be used in tattoos for their aesthetic, dates of birth are not necessarily the best choice.

References to Egypt such as the pyramids or the pharaohs are clues.

The management of the dates of the Egyptian calendar was based on the fluctuations of the Nile and the harvests (therefore nothing reliable or reproducible). Writing a date of birth in Egyptian numbers is an anachronism.

However, it is possible to write a date by separating the 3 numbers of the day, month and year.

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