hieroglyphics

n
1

decipher Egyptian hieroglyphics

signs, symbols, secret symbols, picture writing, pictograms, runes, code, cipher
2

cannot understand his hieroglyphics

scribble, squiggle, bad/illegible handwriting, bad/illegible writing, scratch, scrabble

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