Image: Iravatham Mahadevan
Image: Iravatham Mahadevan

This ideograph is the phrasal verb to stand out or to stick out. It is the equivalent of the Chinese character 凸.


Sample Text References:

Harappa: Seal: H-74 a: Jagat Pati Joshi and Asko Parpola, 1987: Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions: Volume 1: Page 185: Collections in India: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia.

 

Mohenjo-daro: Seal: M-1665 a: Asko Parpola, B. M. Pande, and Petteri Koskikallio, 2010: Corpus of Indus Seals and Inscriptions: Volume 3,1: Page 6: New material, untraced objects, and collections outside India and Pakistan: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia.

Comment:

There are only two extant examples of this sign in the Indus texts. Both examples are associated with the noun foreigner.


Image Credit:

Indus Script Sign Number 257: Sign List of the Indus Script: Iravatham Mahadevan, 1977: The Indus Script: Texts, Concordance and Tables: The Director General Archaeological Survey of India.