Type 2249
(formerly typ/301)

Ἔφθασεν ἡ ναῦς ἐκ πλάτους τῆς θαλάσσης,
ἐκ τοῦ κλυδῶνος καὶ πάσης τρικυμίας,
πρὸς τὰ στενωπὰ τοῦ γλυκυτάτου ὅρμου,
πᾶσαν λαθοῦσα τῶν κυμάτων τὴν ζάλην.
Καὶ νῦν ὁ γραφεὺς τῆς παρούσης πυκτίδος,
λήθῃ παραδοὺς τῆς γραφῆς μακροὺς πόνους,
ἀφοσιεῖται τέρψιν πᾶσαν τὴν λύπην
καί τῇ τριάδι ὕμνον ἄληκτον νέμει.
Text source A. McCollum 2015, The Rejoicing Sailor and the Rotting Hand: Two Formulas in Syriac and Arabic Colophons, Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies, 18, 67-93: 78
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Scribe-related epigram
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Subject(s) Holy Trinity
Tag(s)
Translation(s) The ship arrived from the expanse of the sea,
From the wave and every tri-wave,
To the narrows of the sweetest haven,
Having forgotten every squall of the waves.
Now, too, the scribe of the present codex,
Having handed over to forgetfulness the long labors of writing,
Acquits himself of every grief as enjoyment
And allots to the trinity an unceasing hymn.
Language: English
A. McCollum 2015, The Rejoicing Sailor and the Rotting Hand: Two Formulas in Syriac and Arabic Colophons, Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies, 18, 67-93: 78
Bibliography
Number of verses 8
Occurrence(s) [17731] Ἔφθασεν ἡ ναῦς ἐκ πλάτους τῆς θαλάττης
VATICAN CITY - Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana - Vat. gr. 279 (f. 209v)
(8 verses)
Acknowledgements
Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 273: "Librarii subscr."
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