UTTERANCE 577 (This spiritually Great and Mighty solitary Word (sah), the Seal of the gods)

This selection is located only in the pyramid of the Levitator Pepi I on the west or Atlantean wall of a Waiting-room in the Entrance Passage. Again, unknown meanings for untranslated words are suggested by their pun structures in italics.
 

1520a. djed medu kho usir uob sekhem qa neb maot

djed medu   Said is the solitary Word (sah),   [Faulkner just omits, as no more than ritual directions]
kho usir   so that Activity of the Eye will appear,   [Faulkner has-  Osiris appears,]
uob sekhem   so that a Power will originate Soul control,   [Faulkner has-  the Sceptre is pure]
qa neb maot   so that the Lord of Truth will be high   [Faulkner chooses-  the Lord of Right is exalted]

Said is the solitary Word (sah), so that Activity of the Eye will appear, so that a Power will originate Soul control, so that the Lord of Truth will be high
 

1520b. er tepi renepet neb renepet

er tepi renepet   at the Beginning of the Year   [Faulkner has-  at the First of the Year,]
neb renepet   (as) the Lord of the Year,   [Faulkner has-  (even he) the Lord of the Year.]

at the Beginning of the Year (as) the Lord of the Year;
 

1521a. hetep tem it netjeru hetep shu heno tefenet hetep geb heno nut

hetep tem   so that calm will be the Universal Star,   [Faulkner chooses-  Content is Atum,]
it netjeru   father of the gods;
hetep shu   so that calm will be the Universal Void   [Faulkner has-  Content are Shu]
heno tefenet   together with the Dark Void;   [Faulkner has-  and Tefenet;]
hetep geb   so that calm will be the Seat of the Soul   [Faulkner has-  Content are Geb]
heno nut   together with the Nirvanic Blue Void;   [Faulkner has-  and Nut;]

so that calm will be the Universal Star, father of the gods; so that calm will be the Universal Void together with the Dark Void; so that calm will be the Seat of the Soul together with the Nirvanic Blue Void;
 

1521b. hetep usir heno {set} hetep setesh heno nit

hetep usir   so that calm will be Activity of the Eye   [Faulkner chooses-  Content are Osiris]
heno set   together with the left eye;   [Faulkner has-  and Isis;]
hetep setesh   so that calm will be Illusion   [Faulkner chooses-  Content are Seth]
heno nit   together with right eye aiming;   [Faulkner has-  and Neith;]

so that calm will be Activity of the Eye together with the left eye; so that calm will be Illusion together with right eye aiming;
 

1522a. hetep netjeru neb imiu pet hetep netjeru neb imiu ta imiu tau

hetep netjeru neb   so that calm will be all the gods   [Faulkner chooses-  Content are all the gods]
imiu pet   who are in the Blue Void;   [Faulkner has-  who are in the sky;]
hetep netjeru neb   so that calm will be all the gods   [Faulkner chooses-  Content are all the gods]
imiu ta imiu tau   who are in the earth, who are in the lands;   [Faulkner has-  who are on earth, who are in the flat-lands;]

so that calm will be all the gods who are in the Blue Void; so that calm will be all the gods who are in the earth, who are in the lands;
 

1522b. hetep netjeru neb resu mehetiu hetep netjeru neb imenetiu iabetiu

hetep   so that calm will be   [Faulkner chooses-  Content are]
netjer neb resu mehetiu   all the southern and northern gods;
hetep   so that calm will be   [Faulkner chooses-  Content are]
netjer neb imenetiu iabetiu   all the western and and eastern gods;

so that calm will be all the southern and northern gods; so that calm will be all the western and eastern gods;
 

1522c. hetep netjeru neb sepatiu hetep netjeru neb niutiu

hetep netjeru neb   so that calm will be all the gods   [Faulkner chooses-  Content are all the gods]
sepatiu   of the districts;   [Faulkner has-  of the nomes;]
hetep netjeru neb   so that calm will be all the gods   [Faulkner chooses-  Content are all the gods]
niutiu   of the Centers   [Faulkner has-  of the towns]

so that calm will be all the gods of the districts; so that calm will be all the gods of the Centers
 

1523a. her medu pen ur oai peri em re en djehuti en usir

her   in charge of   [Faulkner freely chooses-  with]
medu pen ur oai   this spiritually great and mighty solitary Word (sah)   [Faulkner has-  this great and mighty word]
peri em re   which levitates in the mouth   [Faulkner chooses-  which issued from the mouth]
en djehuti   of a Crosser of the two powers   [Faulkner has-  of Thoth]
en usir   for Activity of the Eye,   [Faulkner has-  for Osiris,]

in charge of this spiritually great and mighty solitary Word (sah) which levitates in the mouth of a Crosser of the two powers for Activity of the Eye,
 

1523b. sedjau onekh khetem netjeru

sedjau onekh   the Treasure of a Lifetime,   [Faulkner rewrites as-  (even he) the Treasurer of Life,]
khetem netjeru   the Seal of the gods.   [Faulkner chooses materialistically-  Seal-bearer of the gods.]

the Treasure of a Lifetime, the Seal of the gods.
 

1523c. inepu ip ibu ip ef usir Pepi I em o netjeru iru ta en netjeru imiu pet

inepu   As for a Bringer about of Levitation   [Faulkner has-  Anubis]
ip ibu   who claims Centers of Gravity,   [Faulkner chooses concretely-  who claims hearts,]
ip ef usir Pepi I   he claims Pepi I's Activity of the Eye   [Faulkner chooses-  he claims Osiris the King]
em o netjeru   from the gods
iru ta   who are toward earth   [Faulkner rewrites as-  who are on earth]
en netjeru   for the gods
imiu pet   who are in the Blue Void.   [Faulkner chooses concretely-  who are in the sky.]

As for a Bringer about of Levitation who claims Centers of Gravity, he claims Pepi I's Activity of the Eye from the gods who are toward earth for the gods who are in the Blue Void.
 

1524a. neb irep em uakh

neb irep   Whenever the Possessor of Wine (Activity of the Eye)   [Faulkner has-  The Lord of Wine]
em uakh   is in flood,   [Faulkner has-  in flood,]

Whenever the Possessor of Wine (Activity of the Eye) is in flood,
 

1524b. ip en su ter ef sekha en su nuu ef

ip en su ter ef   it is because its season has claimed it   [Faulkner has-  his seasons have recognized him]
sekha en su nuu ef   and it is because its times have remembered it.   [Faulkner has-  his times have remembered him,]

it is because its season has claimed it and it is because its times have remembered it.
 

1524c. ip Pepi I in ter ef heno ef

ip Pepi I   Whenever Pepi I is claimed   [Faulkner has-  and the King is recognized]
in ter ef   by his season   [Faulkner has-  by his seasons]
heno ef   together with it (Activity of the Eye),   [Faulkner has-  with him,]

Whenever Pepi I is claimed by his season together with it (Activity of the Eye),
 

1524d. sekha en su nuu ef heno ef

nuu ef   it is because his times   [Faulkner has-  his times]
heno ef   together with it (Activity of the Eye)   [Faulkner has-  with him]
sekha en su   have remembered him.

it is because his times together with it (Activity of the Eye) have remembered him.
 

1525 ii nenuii in tem ii en en in esen in netjeru ir ek usir

ii nenuii   "Whenever One of the Abyss comes,"   [Faulkner has-  'Here comes the Dweller in the Abyss',]
in tem   says the Universal Star,   [Faulkner has-  says Atum.]
ii en en   "it is because we have come,"   [Faulkner has-  'We have come',]
in esen   say they,
in netjeru ir ek   say the gods to you,
usir   O Activity of the Eye.   [Faulkner has-  O Osiris.]

"Whenever One of the Abyss comes," says the Universal Star, "it is because we have come," say they, say the gods to you, O Activity of the Eye.
 

1526a. ii sen en semesu tepi en it ef ututi en mut ef

ii   "There comes   [Faulkner has-  'Here comes]
sen en semesu   the brother of the Oldest One,
tepi en it ef   the first of his father,   [Faulkner has-  the first-born of his father,]
ututi en mut ef   the eldest of his mother,"   [Faulkner has-  the eldest of his mother',]

"There comes the brother of the Oldest One, the first of his father, the eldest of his mother,"
 

1526b. in esen in netjeru

in esen   say they,
in netjeru   say the gods.

say they, say the gods.
 

1527a iur en su pet mesi en su duat

iur en su pet   It is because the Blue Void has conceived it (Activity of the Eye)   [Faulkner has-  The sky has conceived him,]
mesi en su duat   and it is because the dawn has given birth to it (Activity of the Eye),   [Faulkner has-  the dawn has borne him,]

It is because the Blue Void has conceived it (Activity of the Eye) and it is because the dawn has given birth to it (Activity of the Eye),
 

1527b. iur Pepi I pen heno ef in pet

iur Pepi I pen   that this Pepi I will be conceived   [Faulkner has-  and this King is conceived]
heno ef   together with it (Activity of the Eye)   [Faulkner has-  with him]
in pet   by the Blue Void,   [Faulkner has-  by the sky,]

that this Pepi I will be conceived together with it (Activity of the Eye) by the Blue Void,
 

1527c. mesiu Pepi I pen heno ef in duat

mesiu Pepi I pen   and that this Pepi I will be given birth   [Faulkner has-  this King is born]
heno ef   together with it (Activity of the Eye)   [Faulkner has-  with him]
in duat   by the dawn.

and that this Pepi I will be given birth together with it (Activity of the Eye) by the dawn.
 

1528a. remen ek pet em ges ek imen cher onekh

remen ek pet   You (O Activity of the Eye) shoulder the Blue Void   [Faulkner has-  You bear up the sky]
em ges ek imen   in your right side   [Faulkner has-  with your right side,]
cher onekh   under life,   [Faulkner has-  possessing life;]

You (O Activity of the Eye) shoulder the Blue Void in your right side under life,
 

1528b. onekh ek en hen netjeru onekh ek

onekh ek   so that you will live,   [Faulkner has-  you live]
en hen netjeru   because the gods command   [Faulkner has-  because the gods have ordered]
onekh ek   that you will live;   [Faulkner has-  that you shall live;]

so that you will live, because the gods command that you will live;
 

1528c. remen Pepi I pet em ges ef imen cher onekh

remen Pepi I pet   and so Pepi I shoulders the Blue Void   [Faulkner has-  (so also) the King bears up the sky]
em ges ef imen   in his right side   [Faulkner has-  with his right side,]
cher onekh   under life,   [Faulkner has-  possessing life;]

and so Pepi I shoulders the Blue Void in his right side under life,
 

1528d. onekh ef onekh ef en hen netjeru onekh ef

onekh ef onekh ef   so that he will live, so that he will live,   [Faulkner has-  he lives, he lives,]
en hen netjeru   because the gods command   [Faulkner has-  because the gods have ordered]
onekh ef   that he will live.   [Faulkner has-  that he shall live.]

so that he will live, so that he will live, because the gods command that he will live.
 

1529a. tua ek ta em ges ek iab cher uas

tua ek ta   You (O Activity of the Eye) support the earth   [Faulkner has-  You support the earth]
em ges ek iab   in your left side   [Faulkner has-  with your left side,]
cher uas   under the path of the Eye,   [Faulkner has-  possessing dominion;]

You (O Activity of the Eye) support the earth in your left side under the path of the Eye,
 

1529b. onekh ek onekh ek en hen netjeru onekh ek

onekh ek onekh ek   so that you will live, so that you will live,   [Faulkner has-  you live, you live,]
en hen netjeru   because the gods command   [Faulkner has-  because the god have ordered]
onekh ek   that you will live;   [Faulkner has-  that you shall live;]

so that you will live, so that you will life, because the gods command that you will live;
 

1529c. tua Pepi I ta em ges ef iab cher uas

tua Pepi I ta   and so Pepi I supports the earth   [Faulkner has-  (so also) the King supports the earth]
em ges ef iab   in his left side   [Faulkner has-  with his left side,]
cher uas  under the path of the Eye,   [Faulkner has-  possessing dominion;]

and so Pepi I supports the earth in his left side under the path of the Eye,
 

1529d. onekh ef onekh ef en hen <netjeru> onekh ef

onekh ef onekh ef   so that he will live, so that he will live,   [Faulkner has-  he lives, he lives,]
en hen <netjeru>   because the gods command   [Faulkner has-  because the gods have ordered]
onekh ef   that he will live.   [Faulkner has-  that he shall live.]

so that he will live, so that he will live, because the gods command that he will live.
 

1530a. peri en Pepi I pen em ges iab en pet

peri en Pepi I pen   It is because this Pepi I has levitated   [Faulkner has-  The King has gone up]
em ges iab   in the east side   [Faulkner has-   from the east side]
en pet   of the Blue Void,   [Faulkner has-  of the sky,]

It is because this Pepi I has levitated in the east side of the Blue Void,
 

1530b. hau ef em aped uadj

hhau ef   that he will descend   [Faulkner has-  he descends]
em aped uadj   as a successful levitator.   [Faulkner has-  as a green duck,]

that he will descend as a successful levitator.
 

1530c. hha ref er ef neb shu datiu

neb shu datiu   Whenever the Lord of the Voids of the Dawning-Eye   [Faulkner has-  the Lord of the Lakes of the Netherworld]
hha ref er ef   descends indeed to him (Pepi I),   [Faulkner has-  descends to him,]

Whenever the Lord of the Voids of the Dawning-Eye descends indeed to him (Pepi I),
 

1530d. uob en Pepi I pen em shu semen o

uob en Pepi I pen   it is because this Pepi I has originated Soul control   [Faulkner has-  and this King has bathed]
em shu semen   in the Established-Swan-Voids.   [Faulkner has-  in the Goose-lakes.]

it is because this Pepi I has originated Soul control in the Established-Swan-Voids.
 
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