U; Agriculture, crafts and professions

The hieroglyphs of ancient Egypt are often listed in groups of associated glyphs. The following hieroglyphs have been grouped according to the system established by Sir Alan Gardiner and are all depictions of items associated with agriculture, crafts and professions.


U1; disk sickle
U1
Phon; mA Det and Log; to cut with a sickle, bendU2; disk sickle
U2
Phon; mA Det and Log; to cut with a sickle, bendU3; sickle eye
U3
Det; the stand of the balance U4; a sickle and a podium
U4
Phon; mA´ U5; a sickle and a podium
U5
Phon; mA´ U6; hoe
U6
Phon; mr Det; to till the soil U7; hoe
U7
Phon; mr Det and Log; to love, loosen the soil, till U8; hoe
U8
Phon; Hn Log; hoe U9; corn measure
U9
Det; corn, emmer, to measure, a measure U10; a corn measure
U10
Det and Log; barley, emmer, cereal U11; a corn measure and a crook
U11
Abbr; Heqat measure U12; a corn measure and a crook
U12
Abbr; Heqat measure U13; plough
U13
Phon; hb Det; to ploughT14; plough
T14
Phon; Sna U15; sledge
U15
Phon; tm U16; a jackal headed sledge
U16
Phon; bjA Det; sled U17; a hoe protruding from the earth
U17
Log; to foundU18; a hoe protruding from the earth
U18
Log; to foundU19; adze
U19
Phon; nw U20; adze
U20
Phon; nw U21; harpoon
U21
Phon; stp U22; chisel
U22
Det; chisel, to chisel U23; chisel
U23
Phon; mr, Ab U24; stone drill
U24
Log; craft U25; stone drill
U25
Log; craft U26; pearl drill
U26
Log; open U27; pearl drill
U27
Log; open U28; fire drill
U28
Phon; DA Log; fire drill Abbr; healthy U29; fire drill
U29
Phon; DA Log; fire drill Abbr; healthy U30; kiln
U30
Phon tA; Log; potters kilnU31; baker
U31
Phon Det; rtH, jtH, hnr, hnj Det and Log; baker U32; pestle and mortar
U32
Phon Det; smn Det; crush, salt heavy U33; pestle
U33
Phon; tj, t, T (the later usually after “H”) Log; pestle, future U34; spindle
U34
Phon; anh Phon; hfs Log; to spinU35; a spindle and a snake
U35
Phon; hfs Log; to spinU36; launderer's club
U36
Phon; Hm Log; launderer, majesty U37; razor
U37
Det; to shave U38; scales
U38
Det and Log; balance U39; the stand of a set of scales
U39
Phon Det; wTs, Ts Det; the stand of a set of scales U40; the stand of a set of scales
U40
Phon Det; wTs, Ts, rs Det; the stand of a set of scales U41; the plumb of a set of scales
U41
Det; the plumb of a set of scales


Codes

Abb; the sign is an abbreviation of a word,
Det; the sign acts as a determinative (it has no phonetic value, but provids further information about the full word),
Log; the sign is a logogram (it represents an entire word or idea),
Phon; the sign has a phonetic value, and
Phon Det; the sign is a phonetic determinant (it acts as a determinative but also has a phonetic value).


A: Man and his occupations
B: Woman and her occupations
C: Anthropomorphic Deities
D: Parts of the body
E: Mammals
F: Parts of Mammals
G: Birds, 1
H: Parts of Birds
I: Amphibious Animals, Reptiles, etc.
K: Fishes and Parts of Fishes
L: Invertebrata and Lesser Animals
M: Trees and Plants
N: Sky, Earth, Water
O: Buildings and Parts of Buildings
P: Ships and Parts of Ships
Q: Domestic and Funerary Furniture
R: Temple Furniture and Sacret Emblems
S: Crowns, Dress, Staves, etc
T: Warfare, Hunting, Butchery
U: Agriculture, Crafts and Professions
V: Rope, Fibre, Baskets, Bags, etc.
W: Vessels of Stone and Earthenware
X: Loaves and Cakes
Y: Writing, Games, Music
Z: Strokes, Geometrical Figures, etc.
Aa: Unclassified


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