A Coptic Grammar with Chrestomathy and Glossary: Sahidic by Bentley Layton

By Bentley Layton

This paintings by way of Bentley Layton is a newly revised, 3rd variation of the traditional reference grammar of Coptic within the classical Sahidic dialect. in comparison to the former version, A Coptic Grammar accommodates new additions and corrections, and keeps an entire index locorum of examples mentioned within the grammar. Citations are the spine of any reference grammar, and this index supplies readers fast entry to a grammatical dialogue of approximately 3 thousand citations of classical Coptic. particularly noteworthy is the broad use of citations from the prestigious Coptic stylist Shenoute of Atripe.

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This name is attested in DF as given below, though there the first element appears in a cartouche. Ranke suggests that the name in a cartouche dates from the Old Kingdom, while those without date to later. 50 N39 N104 N115 N119 N122 N131 O4 O49 O116 O162 O215 O277 O297 Chapter 2 as the father of hw¡ without title as the father of hw¡ with title smr as the father of hw¡ with title smr wºty in a genealogical list as the father of hw¡ with title smr smr as the father of a second tt¡-ºnh with title smr; the second tt¡-ºnh with titles ˙m-ntr, ˙ry-sst· n htmty-ntr as the father of ¡ntf with titles smr wºty, qºst(¡) in a genealogical list as the father of hw¡ with title smr wºty s˙q pr-º·, s·b ºq-mr pr-º·, hry tp nswt (pr-º·), qºst(¡) hry tp nswt pr-º·, qºst(¡) as the father of hw¡ with title smr as the father of hw¡ with title smr wºty, ¡my-r pr-snº as the father of hw¡ with title smr Qena Watershed 51 Inscription MN03 Location: N25o33u30U/E33o36u25U, Bir Meniah (see map) Description: two lines of text Transliteration: (1) ¡my-r ss º· (2) ¡dd Translation: (1) the overseer of scribes of donkeys (2) Ided Bibliography: Green 22 Commentary: Both the title and name are offered somewhat tentatively.

These inscriptions have been published by Frederic Colin (1998). The photographs are ours. Figure 2-4, Wadi Bueib in the Qena Watershed 26 Chapter 2 Inscription BB01 Location: N25o48u13U/E33o20u55U, south side in rockshelter Description: Horus falcon with a double crown facing the following inscription. Note that both the falcon and the inscription face left. Transliteration: (1) nby sºnh n ¡mn (2) . . ¡mn Translation: (1) the goldworker and sculptor of Amun (2) . . n ss . . Translation: to Isis, mother of the god, and Min, lord of heaven.

It seems that the names in the first two lines are both Iry, but written differently. 7). In the last name, the terminal w is clear. The other signs seem to best fit a reading mn with a nw-pot. 9). ) attested in WH56A is the only parallel with this orthography. There are several instances of the name written with the divine standard. Bell names an Iry in their Inscription 1, but we could not find this inscription when we visited Wadi Isa. The name Iry reminds one of the Aswan inscription of Harkhuf where he states that he made his first journey to Nubia in the company of his father Iry.

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