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KYPRIANOS T55

Manuscript: M44
Sigla:

Cairo JdE 42573
Cairo, Egyptian Museum JdE 42573

Text no. question mark icon Position of the text within the manuscript.6
Coptic Scriptorium:
Date: 901 – 1100

Text position:

p. 1, ll. 21-23

Type of text:

Curse to destroy equipment (water-wheel) (magical, formulary)

Original title:

ⲟⲩⲧⲁⲕⲟ ϣⲁⲗⲟⲟⲩ

Original title (translated):

A destruction ⟨of a⟩ water-wheel

Conventional title: Destruction of a water-wheel

Language:

Egyptian (Coptic)

Dialect:

Sahidic

Script:

Coptic

Image:

Text: Translation:

p. 1
21. ⲟⲩⲧⲁⲕⲟ ϣⲁⲗⲟⲟⲩ ⲝ̅ ⲛⲕⲁⲕⲓⲥ ϩⲓ ⲙⲟⲟ[ⲩ] [±4]
22. ⲛⲥⲓⲧ ⲡⲁϩⲧⲟⲩ ⲉⲙ̣ⲡϩⲉⲣⲙⲏⲥ ⲙⲟⲛ ⲙⲉⲥ-
22. ϯ ⲙⲟⲟⲩ

[21] Destruction ⟨of a⟩ water-wheel: Sixty ⟨measures⟩ (?) of acacia juice (?) and snake-water. [22] Pour them on the supports (?). Certainly, it will not [23] give water.

Tableau:
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Apparatus:

21. ⲝ̅ number or l. ⲝ(ⲉⲥⲧⲏⲥ) i.e. Greek ξέστης ? | ⲕⲁⲕⲓⲥ i.e. Greek ἀκακία : i.e. Greek κάκεις Chassinat
22. ϩⲉⲣⲙⲏⲥ i.e. Greek ἑρμῆς or ἕρμα ? | ⲙⲟⲛ i.e. Sahidic ⲙⲙⲟⲛ

Notes:

21-22. ⲙⲟⲟ[ⲩ] [±4] ⲛⲥⲓⲧ “Snake-water”, perhaps understand venom?
22. ϩⲉⲣⲙⲏⲥ cf. SM II p. 33 discussing a case in which ἑρμῆς appears to be the grinding wheel of a mill; perhaps we should understand this to refer to the horizontal wheel of the water-wheel (saqiyah) rather than the supports.

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. 42-44.

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


Editor:

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

How to cite:
Korshi Dosoo, Edward O.D. Love & Markéta Preininger (chief editors). "KYP T55: Destruction of a water-wheel," Kyprianos Database of Ancient Ritual Texts and Objects, www.coptic-magic.phil.uni-wuerzburg.de/index.php/text/kyp-t-55. Accessed on 20/06/2024

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