(plural honorific transpositions)
- (linguistics, Egyptology) A shift in the sign order of a compound word or common phrase, to make certain religiously significant terms (e.g. nsw, nṯr, rˤ) appear at the front of the word or phrase.
- The Egyptian idiom ḥm-nṯr ("servant of a god" = "priest") is written:which would appear to read *nṯr-ḥm. However, this phrase shows honorific transposition of the nṯr glyph.