• Corrigenda to "A Dance for a Princess"

    Author(s):
    Vincent van Gerven Oei (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Group(s):
    Union for Nubian Studies
    Subject(s):
    Nubian languages, Africa--Nubia, Middle Ages, Sudan, Inscriptions
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Old Nubian
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/qsw4-bz83
    Abstract:
    In my editio princeps of the legends on a painting in room 5 of the Southwest Annex of the Monastery on Kom H in Dongola (DBMNT 1364), I translated the verbal root ⲁⲣⲁⲅ / ⲁⲣⲁⲕ as ‘to bear, to be pregnant.’ This now appears to me to be an error. A far more natural rendering of several phrases could be achieved by translating ⲁⲣⲁⲅ as ‘to dance’, cf. the Nobiin ⲁⲣⲁⲅ, ‘to dance’, with the concomitant nominal formation ⲁⲣⲁⲅ-ⲉ, ‘dance’.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    4 months ago
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