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Title: A Hieroglyphic Dictionary of Egyptian Coffin Texts
Author: Molen, Rami Van Der
Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2000
Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004116542
Volumes: 1; Pages: xxii, 914
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The present volume is the long-awaited lexicon of Egyptian coffin texts. In 1961 A. de Buck published his important seven-volume Egyptian Coffin Texts. The major Egyptian dictionaries having appeared before that date, De Buck's 1961 corpus of texts was left without lexicographical covering since then.The importance of these texts, however, is considerable for a variety of reasons; they are one of the most important literary texts of classical Egypt; the many variants greatly enlarge our understanding of grammar and linguistic structures; the coffin texts are magical texts, the effectiveness of which depended upon the exact reproductions of the original spells.Included are all the variant hieroglyphic forms, and the fragments, often reconstructed, contained in De Buck's volume 7. Special features are a list (reproduction) of yet unreadable hieroglyphs, as well as a list of the cryptic writings, contained in the coffin texts.The dictionary is shaped after Erman & Grapow's Wrterbuch der gyptischen Sprache and Faulkner's Egyptian Dictionary.