Dǝrsāna Māryām, Homiliary for the feasts of St Mary
Number of Text units: 1
Number of Codicological units: 1
Original Location: Säbäya Māryām /SM
1947 - 1951
According to the colophon, the Ms. was written in 1947 year of the incarnation, during the reign of King Ḫayla Śǝllāse (r. 1930-74) and the tenure of Metropolitan Qerǝllos (d. in 1951 AD).
91va: ለጸሐፋ፡ ብክርታስ፡ ወለዘአንበባ፡ በኃሢሥ፡ ወለዘተርጐማ፡ በልሳን፡ ወለሰምዓ፡ ቃላቲሃ፡ በዕዝን፡ መንፈስ፡ በጸሎተ፡ እሙ፡ ማርያም፡ ኅርትምተ፡ አበሳ፡ ወርኵስ፡ ኅቡረ፡ ይምሐረነ፡ ኢየሱስ፡ ክርስቶስ። ይትባረክ፡ እግዚአብሔር፡ ዘአፈጸመኒ፡ በሰላም፡ ለምስኪን፡ ገብሩ፡ ሠርፀ፡ ማርያም፡ ዝንቱ፡ መጽሐፍ፡ ተጸሐፈ፡ በ፲፻ወ፱፻፵ወ፯፡ ዓመተ፡ እምሥጋዌሁ፡ ለእግዚእነ፡ ኢየሱስ፡ ክርስቶስ፡ እምእግዝእትነ፡ ማርያም፡ በዘመነ: ዮሐንስ፡ ወንጌላዊ። ወበዘመነ፡ መንግሥቱ፡ ለንጉሥነ፡ ኃይለ፡ ሥላሴ፡ ወጳጳስነ፡ ቄርሎስ፡ ወበመስፍንነ፡ ወልደ፡ ማርያም፡ መፍቀሬ፡ ሰብእ፡ ወእንግዳ፡ ውእቱኒ፡ ያፈቅር፡ ሕዝቦ፡ ዘንዳ።91va: For the one who wrote it on the parchment and for the one who read it with inquisitiveness and the one who interpreted it with the tongue and who listened to its words with the spiritual ear. May Jesus Christ together with the prayer of his mother Mary, poor from guilt and filth, have mercy upon us. God shall be blessed who let me, the poor servant Śärḍä Māryām, finish the book in peace. It was written in 1947 year of the incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ, from our Lady Mary, in the year of John the Evangelist, during the reign of our King Ḫayla Śǝllāse (r. 1930-74) and the tenure of Metropolitan Qerǝllos and of our governor Walda Māryām, a devotee of people and guests, and he loves the people of Zända.
vb Short Chronicle.
Additiones 1, 2 and 4 are written in the same hand, in Amharic and Gǝʿǝz. Additio 1 is headed by a simple ornamental band. Second part of this text (from
rb, continuation of Additio 2.
: ʿArke-hymn for St Mary.
rb: Genealogy of the local nobles (?)
The text is headed by a simple ornamental band.
- - The title ነገረ፡ ማርያም is written on 1r with green felt pen. - Sketch for an ornamental band on 15r, in pencil. - Immediate correction is indicated by thin lines above and below each letter of the word on 6ra. - Omitted letters or words inserted interlineally: e.g., 18va, 21va, 35vb, 70va. - Scribbles: 5v, 81v, 82r.
- frame: 5r (incipit page of the Text): coloured (green, yellow, red, black) ornamental band with two lateral pendants reaching l.6; interlaces and floral motifs.
This manuscript has none restorations
Form of support
H: 300 x W: 220 x D: 70
(proportion height/width: 1.3636 )
Signatures: Decorated - - Decorated quire marks are written in the upper margin (in the intercolumn) of the first folio of the quire on 5ra: ፩, 13ra: ፪, 21r: ፫, 29r: ፬, 37r: ፭, 45r: ፮, 53r: ፯, 61r: ፰, 69r: ፱, 77r: ፲, 85r: ፲፩.
፩II (8/fols. 5r-12v)
፯VIII(8; s.l.: 3, stub after 6; 6, stub after 3/fols. 53r-60v)
፰IX፯ (8/fols. 61r-68v)
XIII(3; s.l.: 2, stub after 1/fol. 93r-95v)
Formula: ff. 1r-4v I(4/fols. 1r-4v) ; ff. 5r-12v ፩II (8/fols. 5r-12v) ; ff. 13r-20v ፪III(8/fol. 13r-20v) ; ff. 21r-28v ፫IV(8/fols. 21r-28v) ; ff. 29r-36v ፬V(8/fols. 29r-36v) ; ff. 37r-44v ፭VI(8/fols. 37r-44v) ; ff. 45r-52v ፮VII(8/fols. 45r-52v) ; ff. 53r-60v ፯VIII(8; s.l.: 3, stub after 6; 6, stub after 3/fols. 53r-60v) ; ff. 61r-68v ፰IX፯ (8/fols. 61r-68v) ; ff. 69r-76v ፱X(8/fols. 69r-76v) ; ff. 77-84v ፲XI፲(8/fols. 77-84v) ; ff. 85r-92v ፲፩XII(8/fols. 85r-92v) ; ff. 93r-95v XIII(3; s.l.: 2, stub after 1/fol. 93r-95v);
Formula 1: 1 (4), 2 (8), 3 (8), 4 (8), 5 (8), 6 (8), 7 (8), 8 (8), 9 (8), 10 (8), 11 (8), 12 (8), 13 (3),
Formula 2: 1 (4), 2 (8), 3 (8), 4 (8), 5 (8), 6 (8), 7 (8), 8 (8), 9 (8), 10 (8), 11 (8), 12 (8), 13 (3),
State of preservation
Tear amended on 49.
Layout note 1
Number of columns: 2
Number of lines: 25
All data for 6r.
- Ms * has a sum of layout height of 300mm which is greater than the object height of 0mm
Layout note 2
- (Subtype: pattern) Ruling pattern: 1A-1A-1A1A/0-0/0-0/C.
- The upper line is written above the ruling.
- The bottom line is written above the ruling.
- Pricking and ruling are visible.
- Primary pricks are visible.
- Ruling pricks are visible.
rubrication: Nomina sacra; names of characters like Ḥanna and ʾIyaqem (fols. 5vb, 6ra, 6va etc.), Gabrǝʾel (fols. 5vb, 10rb, 16ra etc.), ʾAmanuʾel (fol. 8va) or Mikāʾel (fol.16rb); the word salām "salutation" (fols. 37rb-38rb); elements of the punctuation signs and of the text dividers; elements of Ethiopic numerals. Several groups of lines on the incipit page of the text, alternating with black lines; several groups of lines on the incipit page of some sections, alternating with black lines; (fols. 12v, 15r, 30r, 34 etc.); two initial lines of some sections (fols. 9ra, 28vb, 41vb etc.).
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Suggested Citation of this record
Susanne Hummel, Denis Nosnitsin, Pietro Maria Liuzzo, ʻGulo Maḵadā, Sabayā Māryām, SM-018ʼ, in Alessandro Bausi, ed., Die Schriftkultur des christlichen Äthiopiens und Eritreas: Eine multimediale Forschungsumgebung / Beta maṣāḥǝft (Last Modified: 10.5.2016) http://betamasaheft.eu/manuscripts/ESsm018 DOI:10.25592/BetaMasaheft.ESsm018 [Accessed: 2018-06-21+02:00]
Revisions of the data
- Pietro Maria Liuzzo transformed from mycore to TEI P5 on 10.5.2016
- Susanne Hummel last edited on 16.4.2015
- Susanne Hummel created on 18.2.2015
- Denis Nosnitsin registered on 14.5.2010