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KYPRIANOS T905

Manuscript: M166
Sigla:

P. Heid. Inv. Kopt. 686

Text no. question mark icon Position of the text within the manuscript.6
Coptic Scriptorium:
Date: 951 – 1000

Text position:

p. 16, ll. 3-5 (255)

Type of text:

Reconciliation (magical, formulary)

Original title:

ⲉ̅ : ⲟⲩⲣⲱⲙⲉ ⲣⲉⲟⲩⲙⲉⲧϫⲉϫⲓ ϩⲉ ⲧⲉⲃⲙⲏϯ ⲙⲉ ⲧⲉⲃⲥⲓⲙⲓ

Original title (translated):

5. A man with an enmity between him and his wife

Conventional title: Instructions for reconciling man and wife (reconciliation).

Language:

Egyptian (Coptic)

Dialect:

Sahidic with Middle Egyptian features

Script:

Coptic

Image: https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/p_kopt_686/0001/thumbs

Text: Translation:

p. 16

3. ⲉ̅ : ⲟⲩⲣⲱⲙⲉ ⲣⲉⲟⲩⲙⲉⲧϫⲉϫⲓ ϩⲉ ⲧⲉⲃⲙⲏϯ ⲙⲉ ⲧⲉⲃⲥⲓⲙⲓ ⸗
4. ⲧⲁⲟⲩⲁ̇ ϯⲟⲩⲭⲏ ϩⲓϫⲉ · ⲛ̅ⲉ̅ϩ̅ ⸗ ⲉⲥⲧⲁϩⲥ ⲡⲉϩⲁ · ϣⲁ ⲉⲓⲣⲏⲛⲓ
5. ⲗⲓⲃⲁⲛⲟⲥ

[3] 5. A man with an enmity between him and his wife. [4] Pronounce this prayer upon oil, and she anoints the face. They will reconcile. [5] Frankincense.

Tableau:
Tracing by:

Apparatus:

3. ⲣⲉ i.e. Sahidic ⲉⲣⲉ | ϩⲉ i.e. Sahidic ϩⲛ
4. ⲟⲩⲭⲏ i.e. Greek εὐχή : ⲟⲩϣⲏ Kropp | ϩⲓϫⲉ · ⲛ̅ⲉ̅ϩ̅ i.e. Sahidic ϩⲓϫⲛ̅ ⲟⲩ-ⲛⲉϩ | ⲉⲥⲧⲁϩⲥ i.e. Sahidic ⲛ̅⸗ⲥ-ⲧⲉϩⲥ | ϣⲁ ⲉⲓⲣⲏⲛⲓ i.e. Sahidic ϣⲁ⸗ⲩ-ⲣ̅ ⲉⲓⲣⲏⲛⲓ i.e. Greek εἰρήνη : “zum Frieden” (“for peace”) Kropp, Gardner : “for the sake of peace” Meyer/Smith
5. ⲗⲓⲃⲁⲛⲟⲥ i.e. Greek λίβανος

Notes:

This text is numbered 255 in Kropp.

Bibliography: Dosoo, Korshi, Edward O.D. Love, and Markéta Preininger. “The Coptic Magical Papyri Project: Progress Report.” Journal of Coptic Studies 24 (2022): 43–100.
Gardner, Iain. “An Archive of Coptic Handbooks and Exemplars for the Making of Amulets and the Enacting of Ritual Power from the Tenth Century (P. Heid. Inv. Kopt. 680–683 and 685–686)”, in Drawing Spirit: The Role of Images and Design in the Magical Practice of Late Antiquity, edited by Jay Johnston and Iain Gardner (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2022), 128.
Kropp, Angelicus. Der Lobpreis des Erzengels Michael (vormals P. Heidelberg Inv. Nr. 1686). Brussels : Fondation égyptologique reine Elisabeth, 1966.
Meyer, Marvin W., and Richard Smith. Ancient Christian Magic: Coptic Texts of Ritual Power. Princeton (New Jersey): Princeton University Press, 1999, p. 326-341, no. 135.

Editor:

EL’s edition from the original (23/6/16; 30/1/20); team (20/12/2022)

How to cite:
Korshi Dosoo, Edward O.D. Love & Markéta Preininger (chief editors). "KYP T905: Instructions for reconciling man and wife (reconciliation).," Kyprianos Database of Ancient Ritual Texts and Objects, www.coptic-magic.phil.uni-wuerzburg.de/index.php/text/kyp-t-905. Accessed on 25/09/2023

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