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
Source(s)
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 [1286]
VIENNA - Österreichische Nationalbibliothek (ÖNB) - theol. gr. 318 [1286] (f. 288v)
(4 verses)
Acknowledgements
Identification Vassis ICB 2005, 626: "Librarii subscr."
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