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KYPRIANOS T1671

Manuscript: M44
Sigla:

Cairo JdE 42573
Cairo, Egyptian Museum JdE 42573

Text no. question mark icon Position of the text within the manuscript.22
Coptic Scriptorium:
Date: 901 – 1100

Text position:

p. 4, ll. 18-20

Type of text:

Love spell (magical, formulary, erotic)

Original title:

ⲟⲩⲱϣ ⲛⲛⲁϭ

Original title (translated):

A great desire

Conventional title: A great aphrodisiac

Language:

Egyptian (Coptic)

Dialect:

Sahidic with Akhmimic features

Script:

Coptic

Image:

Text: Translation:

p. 4
———· · · · ·———· · · ·——— · ——— · ———
18. ⲟⲩⲱϣ ⲛⲛⲁϭ ϫⲓ ⲛⲁⲕ ⲙⲡⲥⲓϣⲉ ⲛ[[ⲱϩⲥ]]ⲟⲩⲉⲥⲁⲩ
19. ⲕⲁⲙⲉ ⲧⲱϩ̅ⲥ̅ ⲙⲡⲉⲕⲥⲱⲙⲁ ⲛϩⲁⲩⲧ ⲉⲕϣⲁⲛ̣-
20. ⲛⲕⲁⲧⲕ ⲛⲙⲙⲁⲥ ⲙⲁⲥⲟⲩⲟϣ ⲕⲉⲟⲩⲁ ϣⲁⲣⲁⲕ

[18] A great desire. Take for yourself the gall of a black sheep. Anoint your “male body” when you [20] sleep with her. She will never desire another, except for you.

Tableau:
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Apparatus:

19. ⲥⲱⲙⲁ i.e. Greek σῶμα | ⲉⲕϣⲁⲛ̣- : ⲉⲕϣⲁⲏ- l. ⲉⲕϣⲁⲛ- Chassinat
20. ⲛⲕⲁⲧⲕ i.e. Sahidic ⲛⲕⲟⲧⲕ | ⲙⲁⲥⲟⲩⲟϣ i.e. Sahidic ⲙⲉ⸗ⲥ-ⲟⲩⲱϣ

Notes:

19. ⲙⲡⲉⲕⲥⲱⲙⲁ ⲛϩⲁⲩⲧ “Male body” here refers to the penis.

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. 103.

Richter, Tonio Sebastian. “Texte und Riten in koptischer Schrift”. In Altägyptische Zaubersprüche, edited by Hans.-W, Fischer-Elfert. Stuttgart: Philipp Reclam, 2005, 129, 175-176.


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 (28/4/2021)

How to cite:
Korshi Dosoo, Edward O.D. Love & Markéta Preininger (chief editors). "KYP T1671: A great aphrodisiac," Kyprianos Database of Ancient Ritual Texts and Objects, www.coptic-magic.phil.uni-wuerzburg.de/index.php/text/kyp-t-1671. Accessed on 20/06/2024

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