Walter Ewing Crum, A Coptic Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, Online in a single djvu file (31Mb): (by Jeremi Onis) Free djvu viewer: . A Coptic Dictionary. Compiled by W. E. Crum, M.A.,. Hon. Ph.D. Berlin. Part I: <\- emje. Quarto, pp. xii -f. Oxford, at the Clarendon Tress, Price two. Coptic-English Dictionary Online Translation, Language of Egypt. hiéroglyphs Egypt. Coptic. Dictionary. • Coptic dictionary by Walter Ewing Crum ().
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Write a customer review. Showing of 7 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Foptic Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Xoptic try again later. Walter Ewing Crum assembled a vast amount of information on the vocabulary of Coptic. His compilation continues to be vrumb standard reference work in this field. Crum worked at a time when it could still be taken for granted that all dictionaey of ancient languages were thoroughly versed in Greek and Latin.
There are an enormous number of examples glossed only in Greek and then commonly with abbreviations instead of full Greek words. So be prepared to look up a lot of Greek words, unless you have a good knowledge of this language already. A hint to prospective students: Coptic uses a large number of Greek loanwords, so you are well advised to have some knowledge of Greek before taking up Coptic in any event.
Another frustrating feature of Crum is that many examples are given in Coptic with no translation at all. Sometimes he gives a biblical reference, so if you look it up in a Bible you can see the meaning in the context Crum intended.
Crum alphabetized Coptic taking into account only consonants to begin with. Only when you have identical consonants in two or more words are vowels dictionqry into account. They are listed in Greek alphabetical order. Words that have no final vowel come before words that do have a final vowel. Crum’s treatment of the sequence OY seems somewhat unpredictable. This combination sometimes functions as a consonant when next to vowels and sometimes as a vowel when between consonantsand Crum generally seems to alphabetize accordingly.
Xoptic, sometimes he seems to arbitrarily alphabetize a consonantal use as if it were a vowel or vice versa. This can lead to considerable frustration for the user of his lexicon. Smith gives dictoonary examples, so it is far easier to find vocabulary items without wading through page after page of mind-numbing details. You can consult Crum for more details on a word’s usage, if necessary. Smith’s modern English is often clearer than Crum’s cruumb antiquated variety.
The best reference for the many varying forms of stems in Coptic words is found in the large glossary in Thomas O.
A Coptic Dictionary
It should be noted that Crum covers all the dialects of Coptic that had coptiic identified at the time he wrote more have been identified in later yearswhile Smith and Lambdin only deal with Sahidic. However, Sahidic is the dialect that students normally begin with, so Smith and Lambdin’s focus on this dialect is not a problem.
Crum drumb helpful indexes of English, Greek and Arabic words used in his definitions. However, his choice of glosses is, as I indicated above, rather archaic.
So if you go to look up the words “peasant” and “farmer” in his English index, you will not find them. Instead, you have to look for “husbandman” or “cultivator”. On the other ccrumb, neither Smith nor Lambdin give any English index to their work. Better Crum’s than none! One final detail has to do with the Greek used in Coptic. Dictionaary Crum and Smith carefully avoid listing any of the thousands of Greek words to be found in Coptic manuscripts.
Lambdin includes a brief list of the Greek used in the reading selections he includes crmub his book. This only covers documentary texts, though, such as business and government documents, not literary texts, such as the theological works commonly studied by students of Coptic. With experience it gets easier. Ddictionary this slight reduction makes it noticeably harder to read. If you can get hold of an older Oxford printing, by all means do so.
The content of the dictionary has not changed one iota. The only appreciable addition to dictionzry edition is a modern introduction by James M. The original edition is decidedly more legible. This is an excellent dictionary, and essential for any serious student of the Coptic language. However, if one does not copyic on intensive study of the language, it would not seem to be a necessary purchase. The print takes some getting used to, as coptlc the system of alphabetizing.
A Greek lexicon is also helpful, as Crum’s dictionary does not cover much Greek. However, this is still the best of the admittedly few Coptic dictionaries available. Its coverage of multiple dialects is also quite useful. Este diccionario es la fuente de consulta para el copto en todos sus dialectos. Se supone que se actualiza con el tiempo, si bien minimamente, cosas de las lenguas muertas. One person dcitionary this helpful. The dictionary is very thorough and useful especially for scholars and students.
It is not an ordinary dictionary with just explanations but it also provides information about coptic literature, where a certain word could be found. The main difficulty is, that it is not easily scanned, but you have to put a lot of effort if you want to find just a certain datum. A must have for students of the Coptic Language. Things have happened since its release though, so you might want to combine with some newer lexica.
Very thorough, but with a different alphabetical system based on the consonant roots of the words. A very valuable reprint of the seminal coptic-english dictionary at a very reasonable price. See all 7 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in cictionary to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
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