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KYPRIANOS T483

Manuscript: M294
Sigla:

PCM 1 18
PCM I 18
P. CtYBR inv. 1800 qua

Text no. question mark icon Position of the text within the manuscript.1
Coptic Scriptorium: http://data.copticscriptorium.org/texts/magicalpapyri/curse-to-bring-suffering-pain-and-disease/
Date: 701 – 800

Text position:

Ro ll. 1-20

Type of text:

Curse (magical, formulary)

Original title:
Original title (translated):
Conventional title: Curse

Language:

Egyptian (Coptic)

Dialect:

Sahidic (non-standard)

Script:

Coptic

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Text: Translation:

1. [ . ] . [ . . . . ] . . ⲛ̣ⲁ̣ⲥ̣ ⲡ̅ⲥ̣̅ⲁ̅ⲧ̅ⲁ̅ⲏ̅ⲗ̅ ⲧⲓⲱⲣⲉⲕ ⲉⲣⲟⲕ ⲉ̅ⲛ̅ⲛ̅ⲁ̅ⲏ̅ⲗ̣̅
2. ⲡⲁⲓ̣ ⲉ̣ⲧ̣[ⲉ]ⲣⲉ ⲧⲉϥ̣ⲟⲩⲛⲁⲙ ⲧⲁⲗⲏⲩ ⲉϩⲣⲁⲓ ⲉϫⲉⲛ ⲫⲁⲣⲙⲁ
3. ⲉⲛⲡⲓⲱⲧ ⲉⲧⲟⲩ̣ⲁⲁⲃ ⲙⲉⲛ ⲁ̣ⲥⲁⲣⲱⲑ ⲡⲛⲟϭ ⲉ̣ⲛ̣ⲭ̣[ⲉ]ⲣ̣ⲟ̣ⲩⲃⲓⲛ
4. ⲡⲁⲓ ⲉⲧⲣⲟⲉⲓⲥ ⲉⲧⲉⲥⲕⲩⲛⲏ̣ ⲉ̣ⲛ̣ⲡⲓⲱⲧ ⲡⲡⲁ̣ⲛⲧⲱⲕⲣⲁⲧⲱⲣ
5. ⲧⲓⲱⲣⲉ̣ⲕ̣ ⲉ̣ⲛ̣ⲡ̣[ⲟ]ⲟⲩ ⲡⲁⲅⲅⲉ̣ⲗⲟⲥ ⲉⲛⲡⲉⲑⲏⲥⲓⲁⲥⲧⲏⲣⲓⲟⲛ ⲉⲧⲟⲩⲁⲁⲃ
6. ϫⲉ ⲛⲕⲟ ⲛⲣⲉⲙϩⲉ̣ ⲁⲛ ⲟⲩⲇⲉ ⲛⲉⲅⲃⲏⲗ ⲉⲃⲟⲗ ⲉⲃⲱⲕ ⲉϩⲣⲁⲓ ϣⲁ ⲡⲛⲟⲩ[ⲧⲉ]
7. ⲟⲩⲇⲉ ⲧⲉⲕⲑⲏⲥⲓⲁ ⲉϩⲣⲁⲓ ⲏ ⲉⲟⲩⲱϣⲉⲧ ⲉⲛⲡⲉⲕⲣⲓⲧⲏⲥ ⲉⲙⲙⲏ[ⲧ]
8. ⲟⲩⲇⲉ ⲉ̣ⲁ̣ⲡⲁⲛⲧⲁ ⲉⲡϫⲟⲉⲓⲥ ⲉⲛⲡⲉⲕⲁϩⲉⲣⲁⲧⲉⲕ ⲉϩⲣⲁⲓ ⲉϫⲉⲛ
9. ⲡⲥ̣ⲱ[ⲙⲁ] ⲇ̣ⲇ ⲛⲉⲅⲉⲓⲛⲉ ⲉϩⲣⲁⲓ̣ [ⲉ]ϫ̣ⲱϥ ⲉⲛⲟⲩϩⲓⲥⲉ ⲙⲉⲛ ⲟⲩ̣ϣⲱ[ⲛⲉ]

10. ⲙⲉⲛ ⲟⲩⲗⲟ̣ϭⲗⲉϭ ⲙⲉⲛ ⲟⲩϩⲣⲉⲩⲙⲁ ⲙⲉⲛ ⲟⲩⲁⲥⲓⲕ ⲙⲉⲛ ⲟⲩⲧⲕⲁⲥ11. ⲙⲉⲛ ⲟⲩϩⲗⲟⲡⲗⲉⲡ ⲙⲉⲛ ⲟⲩⲙⲉⲧⲕⲟⲩⲓ ⲉⲛϩⲏⲧ ⲙⲉⲛ ⲟⲩⲉⲣⲙⲟ̣-
12. ⲉⲧ ⲙⲉⲛ ⲟⲩϣⲉⲃⲉ ⲙⲉⲛ ⲟ̣[ⲩⲧ]ⲉ̣ⲙⲟⲛⲓⲟⲛ ⲉⲛⲗⲓⲃⲉ ⲙⲉⲛ
13. ϣⲃⲉ ⲉⲛϭⲓ ⲉⲛϣⲱⲛⲉ ⲉⲣ[ⲉⲛⲁⲓ] ϣⲟⲃⲉ ⲉⲩⲉⲓ ⲉⲛⲕⲉⲛⲧⲟⲩ ⲉϩⲣⲁⲓ
14. ⲉ̣ϫⲉ̣ⲛ̣ ⲡ̣[ⲥⲱ]ⲙ̣ⲁ̣ ⲇⲇ ⲉⲛⲛ[ⲉ]ϩ̣ⲟ̣ⲟ̣ⲩ ⲧⲏⲣⲟⲩ ⲉⲛⲡⲉϥⲱⲛⲉϩ
15. ϫⲉ ⲛⲉⲙⲁⲕⲟⲥ ⲉⲛϩⲟⲟⲩⲧ ⲟⲩⲇⲉ ⲫⲁⲣⲙⲁⲅⲟⲥ ⲉⲛⲥϩⲓⲙⲉ ⲉϣⲛⲁ
16. ⲛⲁϥ ⲟⲩⲇⲉ ⲉⲣ ⲡⲁϩⲣⲉ ⲉⲣⲟϥ ⲉⲃⲟⲗ ϩⲉⲛ ⲛⲁϭⲓϫ ⲁⲛⲟⲕ ⲇⲇ ϣⲁⲛ-
17. ⲧⲓⲛⲁ ⲛⲁ̣ϥ ⲉⲓⲣⲉ ⲁⲩⲱ ⲛⲉⲅϫⲱⲕ ⲛⲁⲓ ⲉⲃⲟⲗ ⲉⲛⲡⲟⲩⲱϣ ⲧⲏⲣⲉϥ
18. ⲉⲛⲡⲁϩⲏⲧ ⲡⲉⲧⲉⲙⲁ ⲉⲛⲧⲁⲯⲩⲭⲏ ϩⲉⲛ ⲧⲉⲕⲛⲟϭ ⲉⲛϭⲟⲙ ⲁⲥ-
19. ⲙⲟⲧⲉⲟⲥ ⲧⲉⲙⲟⲛⲓⲁⲕⲟⲥ ⲁⲓ̣[ⲟ ⲁⲓ]ⲟ̣ ⲧⲁⲭⲏ ⲧⲁⲭⲏ ̅. ̅. ̅. ̅[ ̅. ̅] ̅. ̅[ ̅. ̅]ⲑ̣̅
20. ⲫ̅ⲉ̅ⲗ̅ⲗ̅ⲱ̅ⲑ̅ ⲁ̅ⲑ̅ⲉ̅ⲥ̅ ⲧⲁⲭⲏ ⲧ[ⲁⲭⲏ … ? ]

[1] […] Psataēl. I adjure you (s.), Ennaēl, [2] he whose right hand is lifted over the chariot [3] of the holy Father, and Asarōth, the great cherub, [4] he who guards the tabernacle of the almighty Father! [5] I adjure ⟨you⟩ today, O angel of the holy altar, [6] that you will not be free, nor will you be released to go up to God, [7] nor ⟨to take⟩ your (s.) offering up, nor to worship the true judge, [8] nor to meet the Lord until you have stood upon [9] the body ⟨of⟩ NN, child of NN, and you (s.) have brought upon him suffering and disease [10] and sickness and a discharge and a fever and a pain [11] and a weariness and a dejection and a shivering [12] and a swelling and a demon of madness and [13] seventy diseases, each one being different, and you bring them down [14] upon the body ⟨of⟩ NN, child of NN, for all the days of his life, [15] so that neither a male magician nor a female sorcerer will be able to take pity on [16] him, nor heal him from my hands, I NN, child of NN, until [17] I have mercy upon him! Act and complete for me the entire desire [18] of my heart, the demand of my soul through your (s.) mighty power, [19] demoniac Asmoteos! Yea! Yea! Quickly! Quickly! … [20] Phellōth, Athes. Quickly! Quickly!

Tableau:
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Apparatus:

2. ⲫⲁⲣⲙⲁ i.e. ⲫ-ϩⲁⲣⲙⲁ i.e. Greek ἅρμα | ⲧⲉϥ̣ⲟⲩⲛⲁⲙ “left hand” Emmel
3. ⲭ̣[ⲉ]ⲣ̣ⲟ̣ⲩⲃⲓⲛ i.e. Greek χερουβίν | ⲡⲛⲟϭ ⲉ̣ⲛ̣ⲭ̣[ⲉ]ⲣ̣ⲟ̣ⲩⲃⲓⲛ “great guardian angel” Emmel
4. ⲥⲕⲩⲛⲏ̣ i.e. Greek σκηνή | ⲡⲁ̣ⲛⲧⲱⲕⲣⲁⲧⲱⲣ i.e. Greek παντοκράτωρ
5. ⲧⲓⲱⲣⲉ̣ⲕ̣ l. ⲧⲓⲱⲣⲉ̣ⲕ̣ ⟨ⲉⲣⲟⲕ⟩ ? | ⲁⲅⲅⲉ̣ⲗⲟⲥ i.e. Greek ἄγγελος | ⲑⲏⲥⲓⲁⲥⲧⲏⲣⲓⲟⲛ i.e. Greek θυσιαστήριον
6. ⲟⲩⲇⲉ i.e. Greek οὐδέ | ⲛⲉⲅ- i.e. Sahidic ⲛ̅ⲅ- | l. ⲃⲏⲗ ⟨ⲁⲛ⟩ ⲉⲃⲟⲗ Emmel
7. ⲑⲏⲥⲓⲁ i.e. Greek θυσία | ⲏ i.e. Greek ἤ | ⲟⲩⲱϣⲉⲧ i.e. Sahidic ⲟⲩⲱϣⲧ | ⲕⲣⲓⲧⲏⲥ i.e. Greek | ⲉⲙⲙⲏ[ⲧ] or ⲉⲙⲙⲏ[ⲛⲉ] ? Emmel
8. ⲟⲩⲇⲉ i.e. Greek οὐδέ | ⲁⲡⲁⲛⲧⲁ i.e. Greek ἀπαντᾶν | ⲉⲛⲡⲉⲕ i.e. Sahidic ⲉⲙ̅ⲡⲉⲕ
9. ⲥ̣ⲱⲙ̣[ⲁ] i.e. Greek σῶμα | ⲇ̣ⲇ i.e. Sahidic ⲛ̅ⲇⲇ l. ⲇ(ⲉⲓⲛⲁ) ⲇ(ⲉⲓⲛⲁ) i.e. Greek δεῖνα δεῖνα | ⲛⲉⲅ i.e. Sahidic ⲛⲅ̅
10. ϩⲣⲉⲩⲙⲁ corrected from ϩⲣⲉⲩⲙ . ? : i.e. Greek ῥεῦμα |
11. ⲙⲉⲧⲕⲟⲩⲓ i.e. Sahidic ⲙⲛ̅ⲧⲕⲟⲩⲓ Emmel
11-12. ⲉⲣⲙⲟ̣ⲉⲧ i.e. Sahidic ⲣⲙⲟⲛⲧ/ⲣⲙⲟⲟⲧ : ⲉⲣⲙⲟⲛⲉⲧ Emmel
12. [ⲧ]ⲉ̣ⲙⲟⲓⲛⲓⲟⲛ i.e. Greek δαιμόνιον
13. ϣⲃⲉ ⲉⲛϭⲓ ⲉⲛϣⲱⲛⲉ i.e. Sahidic ϣϥⲉ ⲛ̅ϭⲓ ⲛϣⲱⲛⲉ Emmel | ⲉⲩⲉⲓ ⲉⲛⲕⲉⲛⲧⲟⲩ i.e. Sahidic ⲉ-ⲡ-ⲟⲩⲉⲓ ⲛ̅ⲅⲛ̅ⲧⲟⲩ : i.e. Sahidic ⲉ-ⲩ-ⲉ-ⲉⲓ Emmel
14. [ⲥⲱ]ⲙ̣ⲁ̣ i.e. Greek σῶμα | ⲇⲇ i.e. Sahidic ⲛ̅ⲇⲇ l. ⲇ(ⲉⲓⲛⲁ) ⲇ(ⲉⲓⲛⲁ) i.e. Greek δεῖνα δεῖνα
15. ϫⲉⲛⲉ i.e. Sahidic ϫⲉ ⲛ̅ⲛⲉ | ⲙⲁⲕⲟⲥ i.e. Greek μάγος | ⲟⲩⲇⲉ i.e. Greek οὐδέ | ⲫⲁⲣⲙⲁⲅⲟⲥ i.e. Greek φάρμᾰκος
16. ⲟⲩⲇⲉ i.e. Greek οὐδέ
18. ⲉⲧⲉⲙⲁ i.e. Greek αἴτημα | ⲯⲩⲭⲏ i.e. Greek ψυχή
19. ⲧⲉⲙⲟⲛⲓⲁⲕⲟⲥ i.e. Greek δαιμονιακός/δαιμονικός | ⲧⲁⲭⲏ i.e. Greek ταχύ (twice)
20. ⲧⲁⲭⲏ i.e. Greek ταχύ (twice)

Notes:

Bibliography:

Emmel in Meyer, Marvin W., and Richard Smith. Ancient Christian Magic: Coptic Texts of Ritual Power. Princeton (New Jersey): Princeton University Press, 1999, p. 215-216, 353-355, no. 106/Appendix 4.


Editor:

EL’s edition from a photograph of the original, incorporating Emmel (17/1/2020) (20/1/2020); edits by KD (28/4/2020); team (11/11/2020); minor edit JS (12/01/2023)

How to cite:
Korshi Dosoo, Edward O.D. Love & Markéta Preininger (chief editors). "KYP T483: Curse," Kyprianos Database of Ancient Ritual Texts and Objects, www.coptic-magic.phil.uni-wuerzburg.de/index.php/text/kyp-t-483. Accessed on 18/05/2024

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