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KYPRIANOS T648

Manuscript: M494
Sigla:

P. Würzburg inv. 42
Würzburg, Universität 42

Text no. question mark icon Position of the text within the manuscript.1
Coptic Scriptorium:
Date: 901 – 1000

Text position:

Ro ll. 1-21

Type of text:

Curse for Silencing (magical, applied)

Original title:
Original title (translated):
Conventional title: Applied curse to silence Semne

Language:

Egyptian (Coptic)

Dialect:

Sahidic (non-standard)

Script:

Coptic

Image: https://papyri.uni-leipzig.de/receive/WrzPapyri_schrift_00000270

Text: Translation:

1. ⲉⲙⲛⲏ ϫⲉ ϭⲱⲣⲟⲛ
2. [tableau 1] ⲁⲩⲥⲙⲫⲱ-
3. [tableau 1] ⲛⲓ ⲙⲛ ⲛⲉⲩ-
4. .̅ .̅ ⲙ̅ⲛ̅ⲧ̅ [tableau 1] ⲉⲣⲏⲩ ⲛϭⲓ
5. ⲱ̅ⲡ̅ⲱ̅ⲛ̅ⲉ̅ [tableau 1] ⲫ̅ⲱ̅ⲥ̅
6. ⲗ̅ⲁ̅ⲡ̅ .̅ ⲟ̅ⲥ̅ [tableau 1] ⲫ̅ⲓ̅ⲡ̅ⲱ̅ⲛ̅
7. ⲉ̅ⲓ̅ⲇ̅ⲓ̅ⲏ̅ⲗ̅ [tableau 1 ⲥⲉⲙⲛⲏ̣] ⲕ̅ⲁ̅ⲧ̅ⲁ̅ⲥ̅ⲁ̅ⲧ̅
8. ⲙ̅ⲓ̅ⲭ̅ⲁ̅ⲏ̅ⲗ̅ [tableau 1] ⲫ̅ⲟ̅ⲩ̅ⲑ̅ⲉ̅
9. ⲅ̅ⲁ̅ⲃ̅ⲣ̅ⲓ̅ⲏ̅/ⲗ [tableau 1] ⲍ̅ⲗ̅ⲱ̅ⲟ̅
10. ϩ̅ⲣ̅ⲁ̣̅ⲫ̣̣̅̅̅[ⲁ̅̇ⲏ̅]ⲗ̅ ϩ̅ⲣ̅ⲁ̅ⲅ̅ⲟ̅ⲩ̅ⲏ̅ⲗ̅ ⲁ̅ⲥ̅ⲟ̅ⲩ̅ⲏ̅ⲗ̅ ⲥ̅ⲁ̅ⲣ̅ⲁ̅ⲫ̅ⲟ̅ⲩ̅ⲏ̅ⲗ̅ ⲁ̅ⲛ̅ⲁ̅ⲏ̅ⲗ̅
11. ϯⲱⲣⲉⲕ ⲉⲣⲱ̣ⲧ̣ⲛ ⲙⲡⲟⲟⲩ ⲙⲛⲉⲧϭⲟⲙ ⲙⲛ ⲛⲣⲁⲛ̣
12. ⲙⲛ ⲛⲉⲧⲛ̣ⲍ̣ⲱ̣ϯⲟⲛ ⲙⲛ ⲛⲉⲧⲛⲫⲁⲗⲁⲕⲏⲣⲓⲟⲛ ⲙⲛ ⲛⲉⲧⲛ-
13. ⲧⲟⲡⲟⲥ ⲉⲧϣⲟⲟⲡ ⲛϩⲏⲧⲟⲩ ϫⲉⲕⲁⲁⲥ ⲉⲧⲉⲧⲛⲣⲟⲉⲓ̣ⲥ
14. ⲉⲧⲉⲛ̣ϩ̣ⲁ̣ⲣⲉϩ ⲉⲧⲉⲧⲛ̣ⲃ̣ⲟ̣ⲏⲑⲓ̈ ⲉⲃⲓⲕⲧⲱⲣ
15. ⲡϣⲉ ⲕⲱϩⲏⲩ ⲙⲡⲉⲙ̣ⲧⲟ ⲉⲃⲟⲗ ⲉⲥⲉⲙⲛⲏ ϫⲉϭⲱ-
16. ⲣⲟⲛ ⲉⲧⲉⲧⲛϯ ⲉⲣⲱⲥ ⲙⲛϣⲁⲛⲧⲥ ⲛⲟⲩϣⲧⲱ-
17. ⲙ ⲙⲛ ⲟⲩⲕⲁⲣⲱϥ ⲙⲛ ⲟⲩⲭⲁⲙⲛⲟⲥ ⲙⲛ ⲟⲩⲭⲁⲗⲓⲛⲟⲥ ⲙⲛ ⲟⲩϩⲩ-
18. ⲡⲟⲧⲓⲥⲙⲟⲥ ⲙⲛ ⲟⲩⲙⲛⲧⲉⲙⲡⲟ ⲉⲣⲱⲥ ⲉⲥⲉⲙⲛⲏ ϫⲉ ϭⲱⲣⲟ-
19. ⲛ {ⲉⲉϩⲟⲩⲛ} ⲉϩⲟⲩⲛ ⲉⲃⲓⲕⲧⲱⲣ̣ ⲡϣⲉ ⲕⲱϩⲏ̣ⲩ̣ ⲙⲛ ⲟⲩ-
20. ⲟⲛ ⲛⲓ̣ⲙ̣ ⲉⲧⲙⲉⲩⲉ ⲉⲣⲟϥ ⲉⲡⲉⲑⲟⲟⲩ ⲁⲓ̈ⲟ ⲁⲓ̈ⲟ ⲁⲓ̈ⲟ
21. ⲧⲁⲭⲏ ⲧⲁⲭⲏ ⲧⲁⲭⲏ

Above tableau 1:

[1] Semnē, the daughter of Cōron

Right of tableau 1:

[2] They agreed [3] with one [4] another, namely [5] Phōs, [6] Phipōn, [7] Katasat, [8] Phouthe, [9] Zlō

Left of tableau 1:

[4] … [5] Ōpōne, [6] Lap…os, [7] Eidiēl, [8] Michael, [9] Gabriel

Below tableau 1:

[10] Raphael, Raguel, Asouel, Saraphouel, Anael, [11] I adjure you (pl.) today, by ⟨your⟩ (pl.) powers and ⟨your⟩ (pl.) names [12] and your (pl.) images and your (pl.) phylacteries and your (pl.) [13] places in which ⟨you⟩ (pl.) dwell, that you (pl.) watch over, [14] and you (pl.) protect, and you (pl.) help Biktōr, [15] the son of Kōhēu, before Semnē, the daughter of [16] Cōron, giving a shutting to her mouth and her nose, [17] and a silence and a weakness and a bridle and a [18] binding and a dumbness to her mouth, to Semnē, the daughter [19] of Cōron, {towards} towards Viktōr, the son of Kōheu, [20] and every one who thinks evil towards him! Yea, yea, yea, [21] quickly, quickly, quickly!

Tableau:
tableau
Tracing by:Markéta Preininger

Apparatus:

1. ⲉⲙⲛⲏ l. ⟨ⲥ⟩ⲉⲙⲛⲏ | ϫⲉ i.e. Sahidic ⲧ-ϣⲉ
2-3. ⲥⲙⲫⲱⲛⲓ i.e. Greek συμφωνεῖν
10. ϩ̅ⲣ̅ⲁ̣̅ⲫ̣̣̅̅̅[ⲁ̅̇ⲏ̅]ⲗ̅ : ϩ̅ⲣ̅ⲱ̅ⲫ̅ⲟ̅ⲧ̅ Brusnch
11. ⲉⲧϭⲟⲙ ⲙⲛ ⲛⲣⲁⲛ̣ l. ⟨ⲛ⟩ⲉⲧ⟨ⲛ⟩ϭⲟⲙ ⲙⲛ ⟨ⲛⲉⲧ⟩ⲛⲣⲁⲛ̣
12. ⲍ̣ⲱ̣ϯⲟⲛ i.e. Greek ζῴδιον | ⲫⲁⲗⲁⲕⲏⲣⲓⲟⲛ i.e. Greek φυλακτήριον
13. ⲧⲟⲡⲟⲥ i.e. Greek τόπος | ⲉⲧϣⲟⲟⲡ l. ⲉⲧ⟨ⲉⲧⲛ̅⟩ϣⲟⲟⲡ | ⲉⲧⲉⲧⲛⲣⲟⲉⲓ̣ⲥ l. ⲉⲧⲉⲧⲛⲉⲣⲟⲉⲓⲥ
14. ⲉⲧⲉⲛ̣ϩ̣ⲁ̣ⲣⲉϩ l. ⲉⲧⲉⲧⲛⲉϩⲁⲣⲉϩ : ⲉⲧⲉⲧⲛⲃ̣ⲟ̣ⲏⲑⲓ̈ l. ⲉⲧⲉⲧⲛⲉⲃⲟⲏⲑⲓ i.e. Greek βοηθεῖν
17. ⲭⲁⲙⲛⲟⲥ i.e. Greek χαμνός| ⲭⲁⲗⲓⲛⲟⲥ i.e. Greek χαλινός
17-18. ϩⲩⲡⲟⲧⲓⲥⲙⲟⲥ i.e. Greek ὑποδεσμός cf. LBG s.v.
21. ⲧⲁⲭⲏ i.e. Greek ταχύ

Notes:

17. Brunsch understands ⲭⲁⲙⲛⲟⲥ as κάμνος (Brunsch 1978). κάμνος is unattested, but presumably from κάμνω “to suffer.”

Bibliography:

Brunsch, Wolfgang. “Ein koptischer Bindezauber.” Enchoria 8 (1978): p. 151-157.

Meyer, Marvin W., and Richard Smith. Ancient Christian Magic: Coptic Texts of Ritual Power. Princeton (New Jersey): Princeton University Press, 1999, p. 209, no. 102.

Pernigotti, Sergio. “La magia copta: I testi.” In Aufstieg und Niedergang der römischen Welt, edited by Hildegard Temporini and Wolfgang Haase, II.18.5, pp. 3722, no. 27.


Editor:

Edition by KD based on edition of Brunsch and high-resolution photos (5/12/2018). Checked against own edition (20/4/16) and formatted by EL (14/11/18; 5/9/19); formatting MPS (8/9/2020); checking and approval KD & MPS (18/9/2020); minor edits KD (4/11/2020)

How to cite:
Korshi Dosoo, Edward O.D. Love & Markéta Preininger (chief editors). "KYP T648: Applied curse to silence Semne," Kyprianos Database of Ancient Ritual Texts and Objects, www.coptic-magic.phil.uni-wuerzburg.de/index.php/text/kyp-t-648. Accessed on 18/05/2024

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