and offers no opinion as to what object is actually pictured. In his List of Hieroglyphic Characters he does express the opinion that the glyph relates to concepts of "region" or "place". However, I am unaware of any Egyptian word for "region" or "place" that actually includes the glyph.
The glyph does appear consistently in words Budge interprets to mean "disk of the sun". The term, of course, is ambiguous, because the circular image of the sun can be referred to as "the disk of the sun", but so reasonably could a disk that comes out of the sky from the general direction of the sun, or that might be associated with a sun god.
There is also the apparent coincidence of the term "disk" being associated with what outwardly resembles the modern-day conception of a UFO saucer or disk.
I am also unaware of any Egyptian word for "sun" that is written with this glyph.
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