THE LETTER "B" in Hieroglyphics

What's the Egyptian hieroglyphic symbol for the letter B?

The ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic symbol for the letter B is the lower leg and foot. Human figures were generally drawn standing sideways by Egyptians, including this symbol. The lower leg can be used in words like boy and boot.

image B in hieroglyphics
The Leg = "B"

The leg symbol for the letter "B" 
is pronounced B as in BOOT.

REMEMBER KEY: 
The word boot starts with the letter B.
Think B for BOOT to remember its shape.

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The lower leg symbol can be used to write the B in words like boy and bridge, and in names like
Benjamin, Jacob, Bryson,
Bella, Brooklyn, and Abigail


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