Egyptian Counting, circa Early July–circa November 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction

Document Transcript

Egyptian Counting
<​G​>
Characters names English Explanation
Eh one
Ni Two
Ze Three
Teh Four
Veh Five
Psi Six
Psa Seven
a eight
na nine
Tah Ten
Eh<​=​>Tah 10 & 2 1 are Eleven or
Ni=Tah 10 & 2 " Twelve
Ze=Tah 10 & 3 " Thirteen
Teh Tah 10 & 4 " Fourteen
Veh<​=​>Tah 10 & 5 " Fifteen
Psi Tah 10 & 6 " Sixteen
Psa=Tah 10 & 7 " Seventeen
A=Tah 10 & 8 " Eighteen
Na=Tah 10 & 9 " Nineteen
Tah=Ni 10 & 2 Tmes 10 " Twenty
Eh=Tah=Ni twice ten and one are 21
Ni=Tah Ni twice ten and two " 22
Ze=Tah Ni twice ten and three " 23
Teh=Tah Ni twice ten and four " 24
Veh=Tah Ni twice ten and five " 25
Psi Tah Ni twice ten and Six " 26
Psa Tah Ni twice ten and Seven " 27
A=Tah=Ni twice ten and eight " 28
Na=Tah=Ni twice ten and eight " 29
Tah=Ze three times ten are 30
Eh=Tah=Ze three times ten and one are 31
Ni=Tah=Ze three times ten and two " 32
Ze=Tah=Ze three times ten and three " 33
Teh=Tah=Ze three times ten and four " 34
Veh=Tah=Ze three times ten and five " 35
Psi Tah Ze three times ten and six " 36
Psa Tah Ze three times ten and seven " 37
A=Tah=Ze three times ten and eight " 38
Na=Tah=Ze [t]hree times ten and nine " 39
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<​H​>
Tah<​=​>Teh Four times ten are 40
Eh=Tah Teh Four times ten and one are 41
Ni Tah Teh Four times ten and two " 42
Ne Ze=Tah=Teh Four times ten and three " 43
Teh=Tah Teh Four times ten and three <​four​> " 44
Veh=Tah Teh Four times ten and five " 45
Psi Tah=Teh Four times ten & and six " 46
Psa Tah=Teh Four times ten and seven " 47
A=Tah Teh Four times ten and eight " 48
Na=Tah=Teh Four times ten and eight nine " 49
Tah=Veh Five times ten are 50
Eh=Tah-Veh Five tims ten and one are 51
Ni=Tah=Veh Five times ten and two " 52
Ze=Tah Veh Five times ten and three " 53
Teh=Tah Veh Five times ten and four " 54
Veh=Tah Veh Five times ten and five " 55
Psi-Tah=Veh Five times ten and Six " 56
psa Tah=Veh Five times ten and Seven " 57
A-Tah=Veh Five times ten and eight " 58
Na=Tah=Veh Five times ten and eight " 59
Tah=Psi Six times ten " 60
Eh Tah-Psi Six times ten and one " 61
Ni-Tah Psi Six tims ten and two " 62
Ze Tah=Psi Six times ten and three " 63
Teh Tah Psi Six times ten and four " 64
Veh=Tah psi Six times ten and five " 65
Psi=Tah=psi Six times ten and six " 66
Psa Tah=Psi Six times ten and seven " 67
A=Tah psi Six times ten and se eigh " 6 68
Na-Tah-psi Six times ten and nine " 69
Tah=psa Seven times ten " 71 70
Eh-Tah=psa Sevn tims ten and one " 71
Ni=Tah psa Seven times ten and two " 72
Ze Tah=psa Seven times ten and three " 73
Teh-Tah psa Seven times ten and four " 74
Veh-Tah psa Seven times ten and five " 75
Psi Tah psa Sev times ten and sev Six " 76
Psa Tah psa Seven times ten and seven " 77
A-Tahs=psa Sevn times ten and eight " 78
Na Tah psa Seven tims ten and nine " 79
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Footnotes

  1. new scribe logo

    This letter is written in blue ink in unidentified handwriting.  

  2. 1

    TEXT: Possibly “22 23”.  

  3. 2

    TEXT: The canceled character is possibly the “teh” character associated with and shaped like “4”.  

  4. 3

    TEXT: Wear at the bottom of this page obscures this word.  

  5. new scribe logo

    This letter is written in blue ink in unidentified handwriting.  

  6. 4

    TEXT: Possibly “Eh=Tah=Veh”.  

  7. 5

    TEXT: Possibly “A-Tah psi”.  

  8. 6

    TEXT: “” possibly the beginning of a “7”.  

  9. 7

    TEXT: Possibly “70”.