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epchois_nai_nan:
Oudjai khen ep-chois na-esnew

I would like to know the Coptic word for "Virgin", since I am writing a Coptic translation of a text and would like to avoid using the Greek loan word "Parthenos".

It would also help to know the Coptic word that is the equivalent of 'Khoros' (chorus) in Greek.

Mioden emasho.
Oudjai

Admin:
In Bohairic I don't think there is one
In Sahidic it is ⲣⲟⲟⲩⲛⲉ - ⲣⲁⲩⲛⲉ
In Akhmimic it is ⲣⲁⲟⲩⲛⲉ
In Faiomic  it is ⲗⲁⲩⲛⲓ

If I were you, I would have used ⲣⲁⲩⲛⲓ to mean virgin in Bohairic. but of course this is up to you
my reference: Crum coptic dictionary page 306 column b

IbrahimLeiden:
Dear All,
In Bohairic, You can use (rwouni).
Regards

Admin:
does this word exists in a dictionary or you are just suggesting it?

IbrahimLeiden:
It is in Magdy 3iad's Dictionary, the one in my hand now, but I think it is also in Crum and Abd el nour.

Regards

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