Image: Iravatham Mahadevan
Image: Iravatham Mahadevan

If you modify an Indus symbol by adding one point of light at each of the cardinal points, it denotes that whatever is pictured in the centre is true at all times of day (in other words, regardless of where the light source is). This is a composite of the verb to value or to like with the adverb always. Hence, the translation is always like.


Sample Text References:

Harappa: Seal: H-2 a: Jagat Pati Joshi and Asko Parpola, 1987: Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions: Volume 1: Page 158: Collections in India: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia.

 

Harappa: Seal: H-89 a: Jagat Pati Joshi and Asko Parpola, 1987: Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions: Volume 1: Page 189: Collections in India: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia.


Image Credit:

Indus Script Sign Number 71: Sign List of the Indus Script: Iravatham Mahadevan, 1977: The Indus Script: Texts, Concordance and Tables: The Director General Archaeological Survey of India.