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KYPRIANOS T56

Manuscript: M44
Sigla:

Cairo JdE 42573
Cairo, Egyptian Museum JdE 42573

Text no. question mark icon Position of the text within the manuscript.11
Coptic Scriptorium:
Date: 901 – 1100

Text position:

p. 2, ll. 17-19

Type of text:

Curse (magical, formulary)

Original title:

ⲟⲩⲣⲱⲙⲉ ⲉⲧⲁϥ ⲉⲡⲙⲟⲩ

Original title (translated):

A man, to put him to death (?)

Conventional title: To kill a man (?)

Language:

Egyptian (Coptic)

Dialect:

Sahidic

Script:

Coptic

Image:

Text: Translation:

p. 2
17. ⲟⲩⲣⲱⲙⲉ ⲉⲧⲁϥ ⲉⲡⲙⲟⲩ ⲉⲅ̅ ⲙⲙⲏⲛⲉ̣ ⲁⲛⲧⲉ-
18. ⲛⲁⲭⲁⲣ ϩⲓ ⲁⲗⲙⲟⲩⲙⲓⲉ ⲃⲱⲧⲉ ⲛⲛⲓⲱ ⲕⲁⲙ
19. ⲧⲁϩ͞ⲥ ⲧⲉϥⲁⲡⲉ – – – – – – – – – –

[17] A man, to put him to death (?). At three ⟨times⟩ daily. [18] Borax and bitumen, sweat of ⟨a⟩ black donkey. [19] Anoint his head.

Tableau:
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Apparatus:

17. ⲉⲧⲁϥ i.e. Sahidic ⲉ-ⲧⲁⲁ⸗ϥ
17-18. ⲙⲙⲏⲛⲉ̣ : i.e. Sahidic ⲙ-ⲙⲓⲛⲉ “three kinds” i.e. “of borax” Drescher | ⲁⲛⲧⲉⲛⲁⲭⲁⲣ i.e. Arabic التنكار at-tanakār Chassinat
18. ⲁⲗⲙⲟⲩⲙⲓⲉ i.e. Arabic الموميا al-mūmiyā | ⲛⲛⲓⲱ i.e. Sahidic ⲛ-ⲓⲱ

Notes:

17. ⲉⲅ̅ ⲙⲙⲏⲛⲉ̣ l. ⲅ̅ ⲙⲙⲓⲛⲉ “three kinds” i.e. “of borax” (Drescher)

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. 57-74.

Drescher, J. “Review of Le Manuscrit magique copte No. 42573 du Musée Égyptien du Caire by É. Chassinat”. In The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 43 (1957): 120.

Richter, Tonio Sebastian. “Texte und Riten in koptischer Schrift”. In Altägyptische Zaubersprüche, edited by Hans.-W, Fischer-Elfert. Stuttgart: Philipp Reclam, 2005, 128.


Editor:

From Chassinat, entered by KD (22/1/2020), checked with photograph of the original and given apparatus by EL (17/3/2020); Team (14/4/2021; 16/4/2021)

How to cite:
Korshi Dosoo, Edward O.D. Love & Markéta Preininger (chief editors). "KYP T56: To kill a man (?)," Kyprianos Database of Ancient Ritual Texts and Objects, www.coptic-magic.phil.uni-wuerzburg.de/index.php/text/kyp-t-56. Accessed on 20/06/2024

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