Type 2851
(formerly typ/950)

Πλωτὴρ γέγηθεν ἐκ πελάγους ἀγρίου
σώζων γαληνῷ λιμένι τὴν ὁλκάδα·
χαίρει δὲ μᾶλλον ὁ γραφεὺς τοῦ βιβλίου,
τιθεὶς τὸ τέρμα καὶ τὸν ἔσχατον στίχον.
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: 77
Text status Text completely known
Editorial status Not a critical text
Genre(s) Scribe-related epigram
Metre(s) Dodecasyllable
Tag(s)
Translation(s) The sailor has rejoiced, bringing from the wild sea
His trading vessel safe to a calm harbor,
But the scribe of the book rejoices more,
Having brought to pass the end and final line.
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: 77
Bibliography
Number of verses 4
Occurrence(s) [18531] πλωτὴρ γέγηθεν ἐκ πελάγους ἀγρίου
VIENNA - Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (ÖNB) - theol. gr. 318 (f. 288v)
(4 verses)
Acknowledgements
Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 626: "Librarii subscr."
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