A Compendious Grammar of the Egyptian Language as Contained in the Coptic and Sahidic Dialects, with Observations on the Bashmuric: Together with Alphabets and Numerals in the Hieroglyphic and Enchorial Characters and a Few Explanatory Observations

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John and Arthur Arch, 1830 - Coptic language - 286 pages

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Page xiii - Mansuram rudibus vocem signare figuris : Nondum flumineas Memphis contexere biblos Noverat, et saxis tantum volucresque feraeque Sculptaque servabant magicas animalia linguas).
Page i - A compendious Grammar of the Egyptian Language as contained in the Coptic and Sahidic Dialects ; with Observations on the Bashmuric...
Page 155 - Rudiments of an Egyptian Dictionary in the ancient Enchorial Character ; containing all the words of which the sense has been ascertained.
Page 7 - Spica give the precession ] 0' in 12 years, as they ought to do, according to more modern experience. ^ — 2817— 136. 34d. 468, (p. 62, 63, B. p. 162, 163, H.) Aristarchus observed the summer solstice at the end of the 50th year of the first Calippic period; that is, according to Hipparchus, 152 years after Melon and Euctemon, or in the 44th from the death of Alexander, which was the year 468 of Nabonassar. See 316. About $ — 279-v+94d.
Page iv - Service» of the Coptic church. The works of some of the early Fathers, and the Acts of the Council of Nice, and also the Lives of a considerable number of Saints and Martyrs, are found in the Coptic dialect. Dr. Murray says, the Coptic is an original tongue, for it derives all its indeclinable words and particles from radicals pertaining to itself. Its verbs are derived from its own resources. There is no mixture of any foreign language in its composition, except Greek.
Page 17 - the 81st year of Diocletian, according to the Alexandrians, in the month of Athyr ; but according to the Egyptians, the 81st year, in the month of Phamenoth." "The conjunction which took place in the month Thoth, was on the 24th, according to the tables, and reckoning back 97 for the difference of the years, we have the 22d с Egyptian year of Nabonaesar.
Page 132 - ¿.кок ecw in те, My doctrine is not mine — John vii. 16. PART IV. DIALECTS. We know very little of the Ancient Language of Egypt. Nearly all the remains of it we now possess, have been transmitted to us through the Coptic, Sahidic, and Bashmuric Dialects. The Coptic* Dialect was spoken in Lower Egypt, of which Memphis was the capital : hence it has been called, with great propriety, the Memphitic Dialect. The Sahidic, from the Arabic word...
Page 133 - Egypte, p. 30. Still, however, the question must be left to conjecture, as we have not sufficient evidence to enable us to decide upon it. Besides these two dialects, which have long been known, there was a third, which was spoken in Baschmour, a province of the Delta. The existence of Three Dialects in Egypt has been so satisfactorily proved by Quatrèmere, Englebreth, and other Writers ; and so fully confirmed by the Bashmuric Fragments which have been discovered and published ; that little more...

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