(Example hieroglyph relief
). The Cross-ndj hieroglyph is shown in the bottom line at the beginning (at right)(reads right-to-left): .
The Egyptian hieroglyph ndj (nḏ) (Gardiner Aa27, U+13429 𓐩) has the shape of a cross.
It presumably depicts some type of tool such as a mill. It is often written alongside the nu "pot" hieroglyph (W24).
It is used as an ideogram or determinative in the context of "grains", "grinding stone", "grind", "to rub out".
1—(nos 1,2,4)-"to protect, guard, avenge", and "protector, advocate, avenger"
Budge's dictionary to the Book of the Dead has the following uses for the hieroglyph:
3—(nos. 5,6,7)-"discuss a matter with someone", "to converse", "to take counsel"; (uses the 'man-seated hieroglyph' for 'concepts', or 'speech', no. A2)