Snaaib in hieroglyphs

The fourth pharaoh of the Abydos or Thinite Dynasty,

Precedessor
Pantjeny

Successor
Rahotep

Reign of Snaaib

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name

Horus name

The oldest form of the name of a pharaoh, a falcon representing Horus is perched on the palace facade.

Horus name
Sewadj tawy
swꜢḏ-tꜢwi
s-wAD-(N16:N16)
Stela of Snaaib (Cairo Museum, CG 20517)
Mariette, Abydos (1880), II, pl. 27 (right)
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 104-105, j:H

Throne name

Prenomen or throne name

Announced at the coronation and always written in a cartouche. The “official” name of the pharaoh. Also known as the Prenomen.

Throne name
Men khau Ra
mn-ḫꜤw-rꜤ
ra-mn:n-xa-a:Z2
Stela of Snaaib (Cairo Museum, CG 20517)
Mariette, Abydos (1880), II, pl. 27 (right)
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 104-105, j:T

Birth name

Nomen or birth name

Personal name given at birth. Also known as the Nomen .

Birth name
Snaa ib
snꜤꜤ-ib
Y4-Y1:ib*Z1
Stela of Snaaib (Cairo Museum, CG 20517)
Mariette, Abydos (1880), II, pl. 27 (right)
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 104-105, j:E1
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