These records were torn by being taken from the roll of embalming salve which contained them, and some parts entirely lost; but Smith is to translate the whole by divine inspiration, and that which is lost, like Nebuchadnezzar's dream, can be interpreted as well as that which is preserved." (H. Donl Peterson, The Story of the Book of Abraham: Mummies, Manuscripts, and Mormonism, p. 148).
This character is the same one that is the middle part of this ligature, marked in red:
As you can see, fully drawn and separated out, this part of the ligature has several components:
A kind of half circle or loop, a dot, and a line. And they were placed together this way by Joseph Smith. So, here are these three separate sections of these characters separated out from each other, or "dissected," as Joseph Smith describes it in other places:
Rather, the question that should be asked is this: Are the components of the characters that are identified here from the Alphabet section of the Kirtland Egyptian Papers that are the components real Egyptian characters, and do they really translate? This is the question they always fail to ask. We have already answered this question for some of these characters before. For example, here is the article on the Iota character that looks like a dot:
Here is the articles containing the information on the Zip Zi character that looks like a dot ("sign of the degrees"):
Now for this other symbol above, which is read Toan or Toues, and it is a crescent that goes downward:
Remember that in Facsimile #2, that which is underneath is what represents the Duat, the underworld. And so, it is the bottom half of the hypocephalus, the bottom half of the circle:
All of the small pictures here are upside down, showing they are in the duat. There seems to be a connection there with the notion of going downward. In other parts of the Egyptain Alphabet parts of the KEP, it is translated:
"Sun: under heaven; downward; pointing downward, going downward; stooping down, going down in<to> another place . . . going down into the grave— going down into misery-even Hell; coming down in lineage by royal descent, in a line by Onitas one of the royal families of the Kings the of Egypt."
"under the earth, anything that is beneath some other thing— under water or water. also in some instances Fish."
"exceeding bad adultery: having descended below some other principle"
So, as you can see, there is this idea of descending below, or being underwater, descending into hell, or genealogical descent from a certain line, as well as the idea of adultery or iniquity. Hades in ancient times, or the Hebrew Sheol, was the underworld.
This is Gardiner's N41 and N42, which are variants of each other, and are hieroglyphs for a well with water:
The sign [that is a] well full of water (Gardiner's sign list N41) is used as a substitute for the female organ, and the sound value is hm. (The Ancient Egyptian Family: Kinship and Social Structure, By Troy D. Allen, p. 35)
The ordinance of baptism by water, to be immersed therein in order to answer to the likeness of the dead, that one principle might accord with the other; to be immersed in the water and come forth out of the water is in the likeness of the resurrection of the dead in coming forth out of their graves; hence, this ordinance was instituted to form a relationship with the ordinance of baptism for the dead, being in likeness of the dead. Consequently, the baptismal font was instituted as a similitude of the grave, and was commanded to be in a place underneath where the living are wont to assemble, to show forth the living and the dead, and that all things may have their likeness, and that they may accord one with another—that which is earthly conforming to that which is heavenly, as Paul hath declared . . .
. . . by reason of transgression cometh the fall, which fall bringeth death, and inasmuch as ye were born into the world by water, and blood, and the spirit, which I have made, and so became of dust a living soul, even so ye must be born again into the kingdom of heaven, of water, and of the Spirit, and be cleansed by blood, even the blood of mine Only Begotten; that ye might be sanctified from all sin, and enjoy the words of eternal life in this world, and eternal life in the world to come, even immortal glory; For by the water ye keep the commandment; by the Spirit ye are justified, and by the blood ye are sanctified . . . (Moses 6:59-60)