Advanced Search

Author Topic: The letter “o” in The Gospel of Thomas  (Read 174 times)

31 May , 2020, 06:06:32 AM
Read 174 times

Dick Marti

  • Guest
The letter “o” in The Gospel of Thomas
« on: 31 May , 2020, 06:06:32 AM »
Thruout my copy of the Gospel of Thomas, there is a letter that
I have not encountered before. It looks like an “o” with a very long
tail to the right, making it look like a “Q”. But I think it may be an
accented o of some sort. For example, in verse 114, the word
“NQoovt” occurs twice and the letter in question is the Q. I can’t find an o like this in any Coptic alphabet online. Can somebody please explain?

31 May , 2020, 07:20:00 AM
Reply #1

Offline ⲡⲓⲙⲟⲩⲓ

  • Newbie

  • *

  • 26
    Posts

  • People said thank you: 3

Re: The letter “o” in The Gospel of Thomas
« Reply #1 on: 31 May , 2020, 07:20:00 AM »
ⲛⲟϥⲣⲓ,

I believe [1] you are talking about the Coptic letter "Hori", of Demotic origin, here. It is pronounced as English letter "H".

Regarding the word of interest: "ϩⲟⲟⲩⲧ", it means a man/male/husband [2] in the Sahidic dialect.

I hope that helped.

ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ,
ⲡⲓⲙⲟⲩⲓ

[1] [http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/thomas/gospelthomas114.html
[2] https://coptic-dictionary.org/entry.cgi?tla=C6994
« Last Edit: 31 May , 2020, 08:54:03 AM by ⲡⲓⲙⲟⲩⲓ »