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That's a sedge, pronounced "nsw" not a lotus flower, David. The Lotus flower symbol "kha" is used for the number 1000, yes.

For example, 1/1000 would be written as "Re/kha"

In this case, the royal attribute (ie adjective) is placed before the noun, that's called honorific transposition, but pronounced with the adjective after the noun, as Egyptian grammar usually requires.
So: Written as Neswt mh, but pronounced "Meh Neswt" ...cubit royale

A royal cubit is geometrically defined as 1 x π/6, i.e. 1/6 of a circle whose diameter is 1 meter.
It has 7 palms, or 28 fingers.
The observed value depends on where it is measured and we covered this elsewhere already.
The standard cubit "meh nedjes" had 6 palms or 24 fingers.


The arm symbol can also mean a centi-aroura which is 1/100 of an aroura (10,000 square cubits).
The other way to spell "cubit" therefore was not the arm symbol but Gardiner V23



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Encoded in PI--- 1700 PhiPIandI 16-Mar-18 03:13
Re: Encoded in PI--- 338 PhiPIandI 16-Mar-18 03:40
Re: Encoded in PI--- 327 M. J. Thomas 16-Mar-18 06:51
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 333 PhiPIandI 16-Mar-18 11:37
Really? 275 Sirfiroth 16-Mar-18 13:51
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 302 M. J. Thomas 16-Mar-18 19:01
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 209 cladking 16-Mar-18 20:50
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 256 Manu 16-Mar-18 21:11
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 243 molder 16-Mar-18 22:46
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 231 molder 17-Mar-18 04:11
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 301 Manu 17-Mar-18 16:29
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 257 M. J. Thomas 17-Mar-18 16:51
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 230 Sirfiroth 17-Mar-18 18:29
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 243 M. J. Thomas 17-Mar-18 19:05
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 249 Sirfiroth 17-Mar-18 20:33
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 251 M. J. Thomas 17-Mar-18 21:27
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 285 M. J. Thomas 17-Mar-18 08:48
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 253 cladking 17-Mar-18 13:47
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 231 molder 18-Mar-18 12:47
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 199 Manu 18-Mar-18 16:40
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 229 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 17:09
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 274 Manu 18-Mar-18 19:18
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 276 M. J. Thomas 19-Mar-18 10:49
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 252 DavidK 19-Mar-18 11:28
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 245 Manu 19-Mar-18 14:19
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 224 M. J. Thomas 19-Mar-18 17:49
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 266 Manu 19-Mar-18 18:14
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 214 M. J. Thomas 19-Mar-18 18:49
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 202 Manu 19-Mar-18 19:05
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 231 Audrey 20-Mar-18 01:06
Re: Encoded in PI---EGYPT & PI & Moon 219 molder 19-Mar-18 05:12
Harold @ "2-Pi-R" 239 Dr. Troglodyte 16-Mar-18 16:18
Re: Harold @ "2-Pi-R" 284 MDaines 16-Mar-18 17:19
Re: Encoded in PI--- 206 cladking 16-Mar-18 16:28
Re: Encoded in PI--- 247 Manu 16-Mar-18 16:45
Re: Encoded in PI--- 248 DavidK 18-Mar-18 01:19
Re: Encoded in PI--- 292 PhiPIandI 18-Mar-18 04:08
Re: Encoded in PI--- 281 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 08:41
Re: Encoded in PI--- 223 DavidK 18-Mar-18 12:19
Re: Encoded in PI--- 204 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 16:13
Re: Encoded in PI--- 237 DavidK 18-Mar-18 17:00
Re: Encoded in PI--- 435 rodz111 18-Mar-18 04:58
Re: Encoded in PI--- 241 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 16:21
Re: Encoded in PI--- 238 DavidK 18-Mar-18 17:22
Re: Encoded in PI--- 426 rodz111 25-Mar-18 19:44
Re: Encoded in PI--- 244 molder 25-Mar-18 21:53
Re: Encoded in PI--- 259 rodz111 18-Mar-18 17:26
Re: Encoded in PI--- 261 M. J. Thomas 18-Mar-18 17:55
Re: Encoded in PI--- 250 DavidK 19-Mar-18 09:40
Re: Encoded in PI--- 245 Manu 19-Mar-18 19:21
Re: Encoded in PI--- 249 DavidK 19-Mar-18 20:12
Re: Encoded in PI--- 238 Manu 19-Mar-18 20:49
Re: Encoded in PI--- 221 M. J. Thomas 20-Mar-18 01:24
Re: Encoded in PI--- 258 Manu 20-Mar-18 03:10
Re: Encoded in PI--- 202 DavidK 19-Mar-18 20:58
Re: Encoded in PI--- 265 Manu 19-Mar-18 21:18
Re: Encoded in PI--- 259 DavidK 20-Mar-18 12:01
Re: Encoded in PI--- 247 Manu 20-Mar-18 20:50
Re: Encoded in PI--- 267 DavidK 22-Mar-18 14:04
Re: Encoded in PI--- 262 magisterchessmutt 28-Mar-18 01:13
Re: Encoded in PI--- 236 DavidK 28-Mar-18 06:55
Re: Encoded in PI--- 234 magisterchessmutt 28-Mar-18 13:38
Re: Encoded in PI--- 243 DavidK 29-Mar-18 11:02
Re: Encoded in PI--- 265 rodz111 30-Mar-18 19:40
Re: Encoded in PI--- 279 DavidK 20-Mar-18 23:26
Re: Encoded in PI--- 234 drew 31-Mar-18 00:30
Re: Encoded in PI No. 33 364 ajfriman 31-Mar-18 19:55
Re: Encoded in PI No. 33 290 PhiPIandI 04-Apr-18 23:29
Re: Encoded in PI No. 33 309 PhiPIandI 09-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Encoded in PI No. 33 219 rodz111 11-Apr-18 18:30
Re: Encoded in PI--- 249 rodz111 12-Apr-18 22:09
Re: Encoded in PI--- 249 rodz111 14-Apr-18 01:03
Re: the astronomical cubit codes the tropical year 313 rodz111 15-Apr-18 20:03
Re: Encoded in PI--- 330 rodz111 17-Apr-18 20:36


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