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KYPRIANOS T1655

Manuscript: M44
Sigla:

Cairo JdE 42573
Cairo, Egyptian Museum JdE 42573

Text no. question mark icon Position of the text within the manuscript.10
Coptic Scriptorium:
Date: 901 – 1100

Text position:

p. 2, ll. 13-16

Type of text:

Curse (magical, formulary)

Original title:

ⲟⲩⲧⲁⲕⲟ

Original title (translated):

A destruction

Conventional title: To destroy something

Language:

Egyptian (Coptic)

Dialect:

Sahidic (non-standard)

Script:

Coptic

Image:

Text: Translation:

p. 2
13. ⲟⲩⲧⲁⲕⲟ ⲃⲁⲛⲧⲉ ⲕⲁⲣⲁⲛϥⲟ̣ⲩⲗ
14. ⲗⲉⲥ ϩⲓ ϩⲁⲥ ⲉⲕⲏⲧⲏⲥ ϩⲓ ϩⲁⲥ ⲉⲡⲁⲡⲁⲓ
15. ⲧⲁⲁϥ ⲉⲡⲕⲱϩⲧ ϩⲡⲧⲟⲩⲣⲏⲥ ⲉⲕⲛⲁ-
16. ⲛⲁⲩ ⲉⲩⲛⲟϭ ⲛϣⲡⲏⲣⲉ – – – – – – – – – – – –

[13] A destruction. Cucumber, clove, [14] flax, and tortoise (?) dung and chicken dung. [15] Put it on the fire in the south-wind. You shall [16] see a great wonder.

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Apparatus:

13. ⲃⲁⲛⲧⲉ : l. ⲛ-ⲃⲁⲛⲧⲉ “to destroy a plantation of cucumbers” Chassinat : “Gourd pest” Crum CD 41b
13-14. ⲕⲁⲣⲁⲛϥⲟ̣ⲩ̣ⲗ i.e. Arabic قرنفل qaranful : ⲕⲁⲣⲁ ⲙ̣ⲙ̣ⲟⲩⲗⲗⲉⲥ i.e. Arabic قرع qarʿ and ملاز or ولاس “wolf squash” Chassinat : i.e. Greek μοῦλα Drescher
14. ⲉⲕⲏⲧⲏⲥ i.e. Bohairic ⲛ̅-ϭⲓⲧⲥ ? Drescher | ⲉⲡⲁⲡⲁⲓ i.e. Sahidic ⲙ̅-ⲡⲁⲡⲁⲓ
15. ϩⲡⲧⲟⲩⲣⲏⲥ i.e. Sahidic ϩⲓ ⲡ-ⲧⲟⲩⲣⲏⲥ

Notes:

13. ⲃⲁⲛⲧⲉ: Crum also suggested “gourd-pest” in this context and “gourd garden (?)” in another context (CCD: 41b)

Bibliography:

Chassinat, Émile. Le manuscrit magique copte no. 42573 du Musée égyptien du Caire. Bibliothèque d’études coptes. Vol. 4. Cairo: L’Institut français d’Archéologie Orientale, 1955, p. 49-57.

Drescher, J. “Review of Le Manuscrit magique copte No. 42573 du Musée Égyptien du Caire by É. Chassinat”. In The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 43 (1957): 120.

Richter, Tonio Sebastian. “Texte und Riten in koptischer Schrift”. In Altägyptische Zaubersprüche, edited by Hans.-W, Fischer-Elfert. Stuttgart: Philipp Reclam, 2005, 128.


Editor:

From Chassinat, entered by KD (22/1/2020), checked with photograph of the original and given translation and apparatus by EL (17/3/2020); Team (14/4/2021; 16/4/2021)

How to cite:
Korshi Dosoo, Edward O.D. Love & Markéta Preininger (chief editors). "KYP T1655: To destroy something," Kyprianos Database of Ancient Ritual Texts and Objects, www.coptic-magic.phil.uni-wuerzburg.de/index.php/text/kyp-t-1655. Accessed on 20/06/2024

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