P. Heid. Inv. Kopt. 686
|Text no. Position of the text within the manuscript.||7|
|Date:||951 – 1000|
p. 16, ll. 6-8 (257)
|Type of text:||
Healing from magic, virility (magical, formulary)
ⲋ̅ ⸗ ⲟⲩⲣⲱⲙⲉ̇ ⲛⲧⲁⲩⲙⲁⲣⲉⲃ ⲛ̇ⲉϣⲧⲉϫⲓ ⲧⲉϥⲥⲓⲙⲓ
|Original title (translated):||
6. A man who has been bound, unable to join with his wife
|Conventional title:||Instructions for someone who has been cursed so as to be unable to have sex with his wife|
Sahidic with Middle Egyptian features
6. ⲋ̅ ⸗ ⲟⲩⲣⲱⲙⲉ̇ ⲛⲧⲁⲩⲙⲁⲣⲉⲃ ⲛ̇ⲉϣⲧⲉϫⲓ ⲧⲉϥⲥⲓⲙⲓ : ⲧⲁⲟⲩ-
 6. A man who has been bound, unable to join with his wife. Pronounce  the prayer over oil of the first fruits. A pot of water, pour it  upon him. He will be completely released. Offering: costus and storax.
6. ⲟⲩⲣⲱⲙⲉ̇ : ⲟⲩⲣⲱⲙ Kropp | ⲛ̇ⲉϣⲧⲉϫⲓ i.e. Sahidic ⲉ-ⲙⲉ⸗ϥ-ϣ̅-ⲧⲱⲱϭⲉ ⲉ- or ⲛ-ϥ̅-ϣ̅ ⲧⲱⲱϭⲉ ⲁⲛ ⲉ ? : i.e. Sahidic ⲛⲛⲉ⸗ϥ-ϣ̅ⲧⲉϫⲓ Kropp
This text is numbered 256 in Kropp.
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EL’s edition from the original (23/6/16; 30/1/20); team (20/12/2022)