UTTERANCE 639 (The Restoration of Vision in the Eye of Second Sight)

This selection is located only in the pyramid of the Levitator Pepi II on the north wall of the west or Atlantean Chamber. Again, unknown meanings for untranslated words are suggested by their 'pun structures' in italics. This Utterance is obviously organized into seven parts or sentences in English.
 

1807a. djed {medu usir} Pepi II me iret heru onekh ma ek im es

djed {medu   Said is {the solitary Word} sah,   [Faulkner just omits, as no more than ritual directions]
usir} Pepi II   {O Activity of the Eye} of Pepi II;   [Faulkner chooses concretely-  O Osiris the King,]
me iret heru onekh   be the living Eye of Second Sight,   [Faulkner chooses concretely-  take the Eye of the living Horus]
ma ek im es   so that you will see in it.   [Faulkner has-  that you may see with it.]

Said is the solitary Word sah, O Activity of the Eye of Pepi II; be the living Eye of Second Sight, so that you will see in it.
 

1807b. (djed medu) usir Pepi II up her ek em upesh

(djed medu)   (Said is the solitary Word sah),   [Faulkner just omits, as no more than ritual directions]
usir Pepi II   O Activity of the Eye of Pepi II,   [Faulkner chooses concretely-  O Osiris the King,]
up her ek   so that your Sight will open   [Faulkner rewrites-  may your vision be cleared]
em upesh   in the predestined opening.   [Faulkner mostly guesses-  by means of the light.]

(Said is the solitary Word sah), O Activity of the Eye of Pepi II, so that your Sight will open in the predestined opening.
 

1807c. (djed medu) usir Pepi II {sehedj her} ek em hedj ta

(djed medu)   (Said is the solitary Word sah),   [Faulkner just omits, as no more than ritual directions]
usir Pepi II   O Activity of the Eye of Pepi II,   [Faulkner chooses concretely-  O Osiris the King,]
{sehedj her} ek   so that your Sight will be brightened   [Faulkner begs-  may your vision be brightened]
em hedj ta   in the brightening of the earth.   [Faulkner rewrites concretely-  by the dawn.]

(Said is the solitary Word sah), O Activity of the Eye of Pepi II, so that your Sight will be brightened in the brightening of the earth.
 

1808a. (djed medu) usir Pepi II di en en ek iret heru em redit su ro

(djed medu)   (Whenever said is the solitary Word sah),   [Faulkner just omits, as no more than ritual directions]
usir Pepi II   O Activity of the Eye of Pepi II,   [Faulkner chooses concretely-  O Osiris the King,]
di en en ek   it is because there has been set in place for you   [Faulkner chooses-  I give to you]
iret heru   the Eye of Second Sight   [Faulkner has-  the Eye of Horus]
em   when
redit su ro   the god-Star sets itself in place.   [Faulkner has-  Ro gives it (the dawn).]

(Whenever said is the solitary Word sah), O Activity of the Eye of Pepi II, it is because there has been set in place for you the Eye of Second Sight when the god-Star sets itself in place.
 

1808b. (djed medu) usir Pepi II de en ek iret heru kher ek ma ek im es

(djed medu)   (Said is the solitary Word sah),   [Faulkner just omits, as no more than ritual directions]
usir Pepi II   O Activity of the Eye of Pepi II,   [Faulkner chooses concretely-  O Osiris the King,]
de en ek   so that there will be placed for you   [Faulkner chooses concretely-  I put for you]
iret heru kher ek   the Eye of Second Sight near you,   [Faulkner rewrites concretely-  the Eye of Horus on you]
ma ek im es   so that you will see in it.   [Faulkner fantasizes-  that you may see with it.]

(Said is the solitary Word sah), O Activity of the Eye of Pepi II, so that there will be placed for you the Eye of Second Sight near you, so that you will see in it.
 

1809a. (djed medu) usir Pepi II up en iret ek ma ek im es

(djed medu)   (Whenever said is the solitary Word sah),   [Faulkner just omits, as no more than ritual directions]
usir Pepi II   O Activity of the Eye of Pepi II,   [Faulkner chooses concretely-  O Osiris the King,]
up en iret ek   it is because there has opened your Eye,   [Faulkner fantasizes-  I have split open your Eye]
ma ek im es   so that you will see in it.   [Faulkner fantasizes-  that you may see with it.]

(Whenever said is the solitary Word sah), O Activity of the Eye of Pepi II, it is because there has opened your Eye, so that you will see in it.
 

1809b. (djed medu) usir Pepi II {. . .} medjet

(djed medu)   (Said is the solitary Word sah),   [Faulkner just omits, as no more than ritual directions]
usir Pepi II   O Activity of the Eye of Pepi II,   [Faulkner chooses concretely-  O Osiris the King,]
{. . .}
medjet   the anointing.   [Faulkner chooses concretely-  the ointment.]

(Said is the solitary Word sah), O Activity of the Eye of Pepi II, [. . .] the anointing.
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