Scriptorium tag: N
 1. riddle
ref: 89 Bibliography: DDGLC
cf. Gr. (DDGLC lemma ID 2448) αἴνιγμα  dark saying, riddle. noun (LSJ 39b?)
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  • ⲉⲛⲁⲛⲁⲩ ⲉⲣⲟϥ ⲁⲛ ϩⲓⲧⲛⲟⲩⲁⲓⲛⲓⲅⲙⲁ · ⲁⲗⲗⲁ ⲉⲛⲁⲑⲉⲱⲣⲉⲓ ⲙⲙⲟϥ ⲟⲛ ⲛⲧϩⲉ ⲉⲧϥϣⲟⲟⲡ ⲙⲙⲟⲥ · ϩⲛⲛⲉⲛⲃⲁⲗ ⲙⲙⲓⲛⲙⲙⲟⲛ ⲕⲁⲧⲁⲧⲙⲛⲧⲙⲛⲧⲣⲉ ⲙⲡⲁⲡⲟⲥⲧⲟⲗⲟⲥ ⲓⲱϩⲁⲛⲛⲏⲥ ⲡⲣⲉϥϣⲁϫⲉ ⲉⲧⲃⲉⲡⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ · We shall not see Him in a riddle, but we shall | see Him as He really is, with our own eyes, according to the testimony of the Apostle John, who preached concerning God. On Penitence and Abstinence, part 1 (urn:cts:copticLit:johnconst.penitence.budge:1-119)
  • ⲁⲩⲱ ⲁϥⲧⲁⲩⲟ ⲙⲡⲉⲓⲁⲓⲛⲓⲅⲙⲁ · ⲛϯϩⲉ ⲉϥϫⲱ ⲙⲙⲟⲥ ϫⲉⲟⲩⲣⲱⲙⲉ ⲙⲡϩⲟⲟⲩ ⲉⲣⲉⲛⲉϥⲃⲁⲗ ⲟⲩⲱⲛ ⲉⲙⲛⲗⲁⲁⲩ ⲛⲕⲁⲕⲉ ⲡⲓⲣⲉ ⲉⲃⲟⲗ ⲛϩⲏⲧⲟⲩ · ⲛϥϩⲉⲃⲥⲛⲉϥⲃⲁⲗ ⲙⲡⲉϩⲟⲟⲩ ⲙⲛⲧⲉⲩϣⲏ ⲡϥⲙⲟⲟϣⲉ ϩⲱⲥ ⲃⲗⲗⲉ · ⲕⲁⲓ ⲡⲉⲧⲉⲣⲉⲛⲉϥⲃⲁⲗ ⲉⲩⲟ ⲛⲟⲩⲟⲉⲓⲛ · and he uttered the following riddle, saying thus : This day, a man whose eyes were open, a man whose eyes had no darkness (in them), and who saw clearly, covered up his eyes by day and by night, and walked about like a blind man, although his eyes possessed the faculty of sight. Life of Pisentius part 2 (urn:cts:copticLit:lives.pisentius.budge:32-58)
  • ϥⲛⲁⲛⲟⲉⲓ ⲛⲟⲩⲡⲁⲣⲁⲃⲟⲗⲏ ⲙⲛⲟⲩϣⲁϫⲉ ⲉϥϩⲏⲡ ⲛϣⲁϫⲉ ⲛⲛⲥⲟⲫⲟⲥ ⲙⲛⲛⲛⲉⲩⲁⲓⲛⲓⲅⲙⲁ and will understand a parable, and a dark speech; the saying of the wise also, and riddles. 20_Proverbs_1 (urn:cts:copticLit:ot.prov.coptot:1)

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Please cite as: TLA lemma no. C8119 (ⲁⲓⲛⲓⲅⲙⲁ), in: Coptic Dictionary Online, ed. by the Koptische/Coptic Electronic Language and Literature International Alliance (KELLIA), (accessed yyyy-mm-dd).
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