Image: Iravatham Mahadevan
Image: Iravatham Mahadevan

This is the noun lane with the adjective large in the centre. Hence, it translates as 'wide lane'.

Illustrative Text Reference:

Mohenjo-daro: Tablet: M-1425 A: Sayid Ghulam Mustafa Shah and Asko Parpola, 1991: Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions: Volume 2: Page 193: Collections in Pakistan: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia.


It is interesting to note that each of the inscriptions with examples of this sign, also includes another symbol that gives us some indication of how wide the lane actually was, such as a pictograph of a porter with a carrying pole or a measuring rod with spaces for the number of units of measurement.

Image Credit:

Indus Script Sign Number 1117: List of Sign Variants: Iravatham Mahadevan, 1977: The Indus Script: Texts, Concordance and Tables: The Director General Archaeological Survey of India.