The Ancient Egyptian curved hieroglyph Gardiner sign listed no. U1 is for the 'sickle'. The 'sickle' is used in the Ancient Egyptian language hieroglyphs for the alphabetic vowel letter 'ma'.
Alan Gardiner used a European shortcut decision of mind. He declared this hieroglyph logogram as a 'sickle' without knowing the Egyptian culture. Though, his searching of phonetic sound 'ma' was correct.
The Egyptian hieroglyph Gardiner sign listed no.U1 is a Sanskrit based Egyptian word "m-ng eUx", which means 'the head or front of a boat, any side of the boat'
|The Ancient Egyptian curved hieroglyph Gardiner sign listed no. U2 is for the 'sickle'. The 'sickle' is used in the Ancient Egyptian language hieroglyphs for the alphabetic vowel letter 'ma'.|
This (U-2) hieroglyph erects a scarecrow with hieroglyph U-1. So it was used as an antonym a-m-ng veUx, which means 'Not the head or front of a boat, not any side of a boat', the other meaning is 'in the midst of'. Originally Sanskrit word 'a-m-ng' established in ancient Egypt as well as in European languages 'among', which means 'in the midst of'. This hieroglyph could be used also as "a-m ve", which means 'to go, to go towards, serve, honour, to sound, eat, unripe, disease, follower, sickness, attack'.