FormDial.Form IDPOS Attestation
Scriptorium tag: N
Known entity types:    
 1. source, origin, beginning (referent: place (in a metaphorical sense, too))
ref: 43 Bibliography: DDGLC
 2. source, principle of (object: content)
ref: 6593 Bibliography: DDGLC
 3. beginning, start (referent: point of time)
ref: 1926 Bibliography: DDGLC
 4. beginning, birth (referent: point of time)
ref: 15320 Bibliography: DDGLC
 5. first day (of the month)
ref: 2681 Bibliography: DDGLC
 6. original state
ref: 4260 Bibliography: DDGLC
 7. source, principle (of everything; the heavens and cosmos, etc.)
ref: 6959 Bibliography: DDGLC
 8. source, principle of (of everything; the heavens and cosmos, etc.)
ref: 10678 Bibliography: DDGLC
 9. fore, first, prime (attributive)
ref: 8270 Bibliography: DDGLC
 10. end, corner (of a talisman)
ref: 9091 Bibliography: DDGLC
 11. beginning (of a text)
ref: 15510 Bibliography: DDGLC
 12. (documentary-like) beginning
ref: 10165 Bibliography: DDGLC
 13. rule (general, or specific sense unclear)
ref: 44 Bibliography: DDGLC
 14. head, ruler, chief (figurative)
ref: 415 Bibliography: DDGLC
 15. domain, empire (realm over which one's sovereignty extends)
ref: 1240 Bibliography: DDGLC
 16. office, public authority
ref: 1901 Bibliography: DDGLC
 17. principality (member of class of benevolent heavenly beings)
ref: 1162 Bibliography: DDGLC
 18. principality (member of class of malevolent rulers of the cosmos)
ref: 2385 Bibliography: DDGLC
 19. primacy (of angels in heaven)
ref: 15470 Bibliography: DDGLC
 20. principle, element
ref: 2029 Bibliography: DDGLC
 21. branch, source (of a river); river
ref: 4255 Bibliography: DDGLC
 22. at the beginning (of the indiction)
ref: 7230 Bibliography: DDGLC
cf. Gr. (DDGLC lemma ID 289) ἀρχή  beginning, origin, first principle, authority. noun (LSJ 252a?; Preisigke 1:219?)
Example usage: (automatically extracted, use with caution and report bad examples)
  • ⲁⲓϫⲛⲟⲩϥ ϫⲉⲁⲣⲁ ⲁⲣⲭⲏ · ⲛⲧⲁⲕⲉⲓ ⲉⲡⲉⲓⲙⲁ ⲁⲕϩⲓⲥⲉ ⲧⲱⲛⲟⲩ · And I asked him, 'At first when thou didst come to this place, didst thou suffer greatly?' Life of Onnophrius part 1 (urn:cts:copticLit:lives.onnophrius.budge:1-9)
  • ⲁⲣⲭⲏ ⲙⲡⲉⲩⲁⲅⲅⲉⲗⲓⲟⲛ ⲛⲓⲏⲥⲟⲩⲥ ⲡⲉⲭⲣⲓⲥⲧⲟⲥ [ ⲡϣⲏⲣⲉ ⲙⲡⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ ] . The beginning of the Good News of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 41_Mark_1 (urn:cts:copticLit:nt.mark.sahidica:1)
  • ⲉⲧⲃⲉⲡⲁⲓ ⲙⲡⲣⲧⲣⲉⲛⲁⲡⲟⲧⲁⲥⲥⲉ ⲉⲧⲙϥⲓ ϩⲁⲛⲉⲛⲉⲣⲏⲩ ϫⲉⲛⲛⲉⲡⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ ϭⲱⲛⲧ ⲉⲣⲟⲛ ϫⲉⲙⲡⲁⲧⲛⲱⲥⲕ ⲅⲁⲣ ⲉⲛϥⲓ ϩⲁⲛⲉⲛⲉⲣⲏⲩ ⲛⲧϩⲉ ⲙⲡϫⲟⲉⲓⲥ ⲁⲩⲱ ⲡⲉϥⲭⲣⲓⲥⲧⲟⲥ ⲙⲛⲛⲉϥⲁⲅⲅⲉⲗⲟⲥ ⲉⲧⲟⲩⲁⲁⲃ ⲉⲧϥⲓ ϩⲁⲣⲟⲛ ϫⲓⲛⲧⲁⲣⲭⲏ ⲙⲡⲥⲱⲛⲧ ϣⲁϩⲣⲁⲓ ⲉⲡϩⲟⲟⲩ ⲛϩⲟⲟⲩ ⲁⲩⲱ ⲟⲛ ϣⲁⲉⲛⲉϩ · For this reason, let us not give up to not support each other that God may not be mad at us that we have indeed not yet continued to support each other like the Lord and his Christ and His angels that are holy, which support us since the beginning of creation and up until the day of days and also forever. Abraham Our Father XL 93-94 (urn:cts:copticLit:shenoute.abraham.monbxl:23-24)

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Please cite as: TLA lemma no. C8473 (ⲁⲣⲭⲏ), in: Coptic Dictionary Online, ed. by the Koptische/Coptic Electronic Language and Literature International Alliance (KELLIA), (accessed yyyy-mm-dd).
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