That's the way virtually all of the cosmological words play out in relation to the Egyptian hieroglyphic language. The symbols of each specifically tell you what the word was intended to mean. Better yet, certain words include an unpronounced trailing glyph, whose symbolic meaning is defined by the word. From those, we can lay out glyph definitions based on the language itself.
With perfect hindsight, an easy entry-point would have been an Egyptian word for "week", written with only two glyphs - the sun glyph (circle with central dot), meaning "day" and an upside-down U, the Egyptian number 10. Together they read, "ten days", which is the definition of the ancient Egyptian week.
When we move to early Chinese hieroglyphic writing, the word for "week" is written with their sun glyph (originally the same as the Egyptian) and the number 10, also referring to an ancient ten-day week. With that one word for comparison, we can argue commonality in form, usage and symbolism for the two languages.
Note: The image below credits a book called The Plan of the Ancient Cosmologies, which was ultimately published as The Cosmological Origins of Myth and Symbol
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