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21 August , 2022, 06:10:28 AM
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Meaning of the Word 'Mummy' in Coptic
« on: 21 August , 2022, 06:10:28 AM »
Ⲛⲟϥⲣⲓ ⲛⲁ̀ϣⲫⲏⲣ
ⲟⲩⲟⲛϯ ̀ⲛⲟⲩϣⲓⲛⲓ - what's the meaning of the word 'mummy' (as in embalmed body) in Coptic?

I found the word ⲕⲱⲥ/ⲕⲱⲱⲥ but that translates to 'corpse' which is not quite what I'm looking for.
 

01 September , 2022, 06:54:56 AM
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Re: Meaning of the Word 'Mummy' in Coptic
« Reply #1 on: 01 September , 2022, 06:54:56 AM »
ⲕⲁⲓⲥⲓ means embalming (Crum page 121 column a) so probably a mummy would be ⲣⲉϥⲕⲁⲓⲥⲓ but this is just my guess.

11 September , 2022, 06:16:49 AM
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Re: Meaning of the Word 'Mummy' in Coptic
« Reply #2 on: 11 September , 2022, 06:16:49 AM »
Thankyou so much Admin.

Could the word for Mummy be ⲫⲏⲉⲧⲕⲁⲓⲥⲓ instead?

13 September , 2022, 05:36:00 AM
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Re: Meaning of the Word 'Mummy' in Coptic
« Reply #3 on: 13 September , 2022, 05:36:00 AM »
I can say that for the word "dead" it can be "Ⲛⲏⲉⲧⲙⲱⲟⲩⲧ" or "Ⲛⲓⲣⲉϥⲙⲱⲟⲩⲧ" so I will assume its the same thing here but am not 100% sure.


 

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