O. DeM 00605
Other nos.: -
Description: Grey-yellow pottery sherd, 7.5 x 11 cm. Black ink, one side (exterior), three lines. Palimpsest; line 3 correction over erased text. Complete.
Classification: letter
Keywords: dates - grain - water
Provenance: Deir el-Medina; Kom du Grand Puits, 26-12-1950
Publication: Sauneron, Ostraca Deir El Medineh [VI], 11, pls. 25 and 25a (description; transcription, facsimile); Wente, Letters , 159, no. 241 (translation)
Dates mentioned: -
Dates attributed: Second half Dyn. 20 (Wente)
Contents: Anonymous writer to one BAk , with the request to prepare (ferment? Wente) some grain and dates and to bring them. See Remarks.
Terminology: n NN (1)
Names/Titles: BAk (1)
Remarks: 6A-xA (lines 1-2; Wente: 'to ferment'?) obscure; writing of txi 'to become intoxicated'? Cf. also txtx 'to confuse' ( Wb V, 328, 8-13) and Demotic tX 'to mix' (W. Erichsen, Demotisches Glossar , Copenhagen 1954, 654; J. Černý, Coptic Etymological Dictionary , Cambridge 1976, 203).

Record last updated 2006-07-28

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