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Metadialect

METADIALECT By common consent, the term “dialect” is used by Coptologists for those idioms whose originality, in relation to one another, is very strongly marked. The basis for judgment is, of course, on the lexical and morphosyntactical levels, but also and above all, using the most convenient and practical criterion, on the phonological level, through …

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Yusuf Abu Daqn

YUSUF ABU DAQN A sixteenth-seventeenth-century linguist and historian. A native of Cairo, Yusuf was sent to Rome in 1595 by Patriarch GABRIEL VIII (1586-1601), an event to be viewed within the context of the intensive ecumenical relations between the Coptic church of Egypt and the Catholic church of Rome at the time of this patriarch. …

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Mathurin La Croze-Veyssiere (1661-1739)

MATHURIN LA CROZE-VEYSSIERE (1661-1739) A Huguenot historian and linguist. He wrote no less than four dictionaries (Armenian, Coptic, Slav, and Syriac). His correspondence with P. E. Jablonski and David Wilke, Lacroze, Mathurin Veyssière de, Thesauri Epistolici Lacroziana (ed. J. L. Uhlius, 3 vols. Leipzig, 1742-1746), has many references to Coptic. After his death, his manuscripts …

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Fakhr Al-Dawlah Ab Al-Mufaddal Ibn Al-‘Assal (B. C. 1170)

FAKHR AL-DAWLAH AB AL-MUFADDAL IBN AL-‘ASSAL (b. c. 1170) The father of the Coptic writers of the beginning of the thirteenth century. He is known as Awlad al-‘Assal. His honorific title Fakhr al-Dawlah (pride of the state) indicates his social importance. He came from a rich Coptic family in Cairo that distinguished itself in the service …

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Jernstedt, Peter Viktorovich

JERNSTEDT, PETER VIKTOROVICH (1890-1966) Russian linguist, papyrologist, and Coptologist. He published Greek texts such as Die Kome-Aphrodito Papyri der Sammlung Lichacov (Tbilisi, 1927); and Spätrömische und byzantinische Texte, with Zereteli (Tbilisi, 1930), in Papyri russischer und georgischer Sammlungen 3-4. He published Coptic texts such as Koptische Texte aus dem Puschkin-Museum Moskau and Koptische Texte aus …

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