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p. Chester Beatty verso love poem 1

 TranslationTransliteration
1. One/only/unique
sister
without
her second/double
wat
snt
nn
snw.s
2. in
good/beautiful/happy/auspicious
above
all (female)
r
nfr
Hr-nbt
3. she appears
like
Sothis = Sirius as goddess
divine appearance
ptri.st
mi
spdt
xay
4. at
front/chief/foremost
year
good/beautiful/happy/auspicious
m
HAt
rnpt
nfrt
5. daylight
excellent/precious
bright
skin
Sspt
iqrt
wbxt
inw
6. beautiful
eyes
look at/behold
ant
irty
gmHw
7. sweet
her lip
speech/talk
bnri
spt.s
mdwt
8. not
in her
utterance/saying
in
excess
bn
n.s
xnw
m
HAw
9. high
neck
bright
jar/libation/star-strewn/fountain/purify/sky/breast
qAt
nHb
wbxt
qby
10. lapis lazuli
true/real/just
her hair
xsbd
mAa
Snw.s
11. her arm
at/in/from/upon (etc)
take away/seize
gold
gAbws
Hr
it
nbw
12. her fingers
like
lotuses
DbAw.s
mi
sSnw
13. beneficial/advantageous
her hind-quarters
bound
at/in/from/upon (etc) heart
bdS
pHt.s
mrw.t(i)
Hr-ib
14. stretching out
her thighs
her goodness/beauty/happiness/auspiciousness
DA
mnty.s
nfrw.s
15. fair/appropriate/shaped/formed
coming/going
her tread
at/in/from/upon (etc)
land/earth

iwt
xnd.s
Hr
tA
16. she takes away/seizes
my heart
in
her embrace
it.s
ib.i
m
Hpt.s
17. she makes/causes
she
to be/happen
neck
man/male
all/every
di.s
st
wn
nHb
tAy
nb
18. turning back
to/for
see
her
msHn
n
mAA
st
19. rejoicing/joy
embraces
she
all/each (female)
rSwt
Hpty
st
nbt
20. he
like
head/chief/he who is over
to/for
lovers
sw
mi
tpy
n
mryw
21. behold her
go forth abroad (standard phrase)
ptr.ti
pr.st r HA
22. like
that one (female) one/only/unique (goddess)
mi
tfyt
wat
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