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KYPRIANOS T44

Manuscript: M44
Sigla:

Cairo JdE 42573
Cairo, Egyptian Museum JdE 42573

Text no. question mark icon Position of the text within the manuscript.3
Coptic Scriptorium:
Date: 901 – 1100

Text position:

p. 1, ll. 6-10

Type of text:

Curse against virility (magical, formulary)

Original title:

ⲟⲩⲙⲟⲩⲣ ⲛⲛⲉⲙⲫⲓⲟⲥ

Original title (translated):

Binding of a bridegroom

Conventional title: Binding a bridegroom

Language:

Egyptian (Coptic)

Dialect:

Sahidic

Script:

Coptic

Image:

Text: Translation:

p. 1
6. ⲟⲩⲙⲟⲩⲣ ⲛⲛⲉⲙⲫⲓⲟⲥ ϭⲁⲡ ⲃ̅ ⲛⲁⲛϣⲉⲩⲗⲉ
7. ⲙⲛ ⲡⲉⲩⲥⲛⲟϥ ⲑⲟⲟⲩ ϩⲓ ⲙⲟⲟⲩ ⲛⲕⲁⲧⲏⲛⲏ ⲙⲡⲉ-
8. ⲛⲓⲡⲉ ⲧⲉⲕⲉⲓⲁⲁⲩ ⲉⲃⲟⲗ ⲧⲉⲕϩⲉⲗϩⲱⲗ
9. ⲡⲣⲱⲙⲉ ⲙⲙⲟⲛ ⲙⲉϥⲃⲱⲗ ⲉⲃⲟⲗ ϣⲁ ⲉⲛⲉϩ
10. ⲙⲡⲉ̅ ⲙⲡⲟⲟϩ

[6] Binding of a bridegroom: Take two eels [7] and their blood. Pound them with water of ⟨an⟩ iron chain, [8] wash them, sprinkle [9] the man ⟨with it⟩. Certainly, he will never be unbound. [10] On the 5th of the moon.

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Apparatus:

6. ⲛⲉⲙⲫⲓⲟⲥ i.e. Greek νυμφίος | ⲁⲛϣⲉⲩⲗⲉ i.e. Greek ἔγχελυς
7. ⲑⲟⲟⲩ l. ⲑⲛⲟⲟⲩ | ⲕⲁⲧⲏⲛⲏ i.e. Greek κατήνα
8. ⲧⲉⲕⲉⲓⲁⲁⲩ i.e. Sahidic ⲛ̅ⲧⲉ⸗ⲕ-ⲉⲓⲁⲁ⸗ⲩ : ⲉⲧ⸗ⲕ-ⲉⲓⲁⲁ⸗ⲩ Chassinat, Richter | ⲧⲉⲕϩⲉⲗϩⲱⲗ i.e. Sahidic ⲛ̅ⲧⲉ⸗ⲕ-ϩⲉⲗϩⲱⲗ

Notes:

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. 28-31.

Richter, Tonio Sebastian. “Texte und Riten in koptischer Schrift”. In Altägyptische Zaubersprüche, edited by Hans.-W, Fischer-Elfert. Stuttgart: Philipp Reclam, 2005, 127, 175.


Editor:

From Chassinat, entered by KD (22/1/2020); MPS apparatus, notes and translation (11/3/2020); checked EL with photograph of the original (16/3/2020); team (15/3/2021)

How to cite:
Korshi Dosoo, Edward O.D. Love & Markéta Preininger (chief editors). "KYP T44: Binding a bridegroom," Kyprianos Database of Ancient Ritual Texts and Objects, www.coptic-magic.phil.uni-wuerzburg.de/index.php/text/kyp-t-44. Accessed on 20/06/2024

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