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KYPRIANOS T57

Manuscript: M44
Sigla:

Cairo JdE 42573
Cairo, Egyptian Museum JdE 42573

Text no. question mark icon Position of the text within the manuscript.23
Coptic Scriptorium:
Date: 901 – 1100

Text position:

p. 4, ll. 21-26

Type of text:

Curse against domestic animals/livestock (cows) (magical, formulary)

Original title:

ⲟⲩⲥⲓⲃ ⲉⲕⲟⲩⲱϣ ‧ ⲉⲟⲩⲁϩϥ ⲉⲛⲉϩⲉⲩ

Original title (translated):

A tick that you want to put on cows

Conventional title: A tick that you want to put on cows

Language:

Egyptian (Coptic)

Dialect:

Sahidic (non-standard)

Script:

Coptic

Image:

Text: Translation:

p. 4
———· · ·———· · · · ·——————· · · · ·———
21. ⲟⲩⲥⲓⲃ ⲉⲕⲟⲩⲱϣ · ⲉⲟⲩⲁϩϥ ⲉⲛⲉϩⲉⲩ ϫⲓ ⲛⲁⲕ
22. ⲛϩⲉⲛ·ⲕⲁⲣⲁ·ⲛⲉⲗϭⲁⲓ̣ⲉ̣ϣⲏⲓ̈ · ⲗⲁϩⲙⲟⲩ · ⲛⲥⲁⲓⲏ
23. ϣⲁⲛⲧⲉⲡⲛⲉϩ · ϩⲗⲁⲓⲗⲉ ⲧⲉⲣϥ ⲟ̅ⲗ̅ϥ̅ ϩⲓ ⲟⲩⲃⲉⲧⲉ
24. ⲡⲁϩⲧϥ ⲉϩⲟⲩⲛ ⲉⲩⲧⲁⲉⲓ̈ⲥ ⲛϣⲣⲱ · ⲙⲁⲣⲥ ·
25. ⲛⲥⲁⲓ̈ⲏ ⲧⲱⲙⲥ ⲙⲙⲁⲥ · ⲉⲧⲙⲉⲧⲉ ⲛⲧⲉⲣⲥⲱ
26. [ⲟ]ⲩ̣ⲧⲱⲕⲓⲙⲱⲛ ⲡⲉ

[21] A tick that you want to put on cows. Take for yourself [22] some bird’s foot trefoil (?). Boil them well [23] until all of the oil floats. Gather it on a ⟨metal⟩ plate. [24] Pour it into a menstrual pad. Bind it [25] well. Bury it in the middle of the enclosure. [26] It is a tested ⟨recipe⟩.

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Apparatus:

22. ⲕⲁⲣⲁ·ⲛⲉⲗϭⲁⲓ̣ⲉ̣ϣⲏⲓ̈ i.e. e.g. Arabic قرن الغزال qarn al-ġazāl (Lotus halophilus) ? cf. Provençal 2010: p. 69 : Arabic قرع *الجايشي qarʿal- Chassinat : “… gourd” (“…-Kürbisse”) ? Richter | ⲗⲁϩⲙⲟⲩ : “squash them” (“écrase-les”) Chassinat
23. ⲧⲉⲣϥ i.e. Sahidic ⲧⲏⲣ⸗ϥ | ⲃⲉⲧⲉ i.e. Sahidic ⲃⲏⲧⲉ : ⲃⲏⲧⲉ “a blade (of metal) in the shape of a scale” (“une lame (de métal) en forme d’écaille”) Chassinat : i.e. Lycopolitan ϩⲃⲏⲧⲉ “cup” (“Schale”) Richter
25. ⲙⲉⲧⲉ i.e. Sahidic ⲙⲏⲧⲉ
26. ⲧⲱⲕⲓⲙⲱⲛ i.e. Greek δόκιμον

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. 103-105.

Richter, Tonio Sebastian. “Texte und Riten in koptischer Schrift”. In Altägyptische Zaubersprüche, edited by Hans.-W, Fischer-Elfert. Stuttgart: Philipp Reclam, 2005, 129, 175-176.

Provençal, Philippe. The Arabic Plant Names of Peter Forsskål’s Flora Aegyptiaco-Arabica by Biologiske Skrifter. Copenhagen: Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab, 2010.


Editor:

From Chassinat, entered by KD (22/1/2020), checked with photograph of the original and given apparatus by EL (17/3/2020); Team (28/4/2021)

How to cite:
Korshi Dosoo, Edward O.D. Love & Markéta Preininger (chief editors). "KYP T57: A tick that you want to put on cows," Kyprianos Database of Ancient Ritual Texts and Objects, www.coptic-magic.phil.uni-wuerzburg.de/index.php/text/kyp-t-57. Accessed on 20/06/2024

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