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Old Georgian phrases and sentences 65 (from the Song of Moses)

Amid the multi-versioned and oft performed corpus of American folk songs is “Mary, Don’t You Weep,” which has in the refrain,

Pharaoh’s army got drownded,

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Old Georgian phrases and sentences 62 (Raka!)

In Sarjveladze-Fähnrich, 960a, s.v. რაკა (and 1167b, s.v. უთჳსესი), the following line is cited from manuscript A-689 (13th cent.), f. 69v, lines 20-23:

კითხვაჲ: რაჲ არს რაკა?

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Old Georgian phrases and sentences 55 (Thalassius 1.12)

This time we turn to the Περί ἀγάπης και ἐγκρατείας — Four Centuries (400 Chapters) on Love and Self-control — of Abba Thalassius (CPG 7848), a contemporary of Maximus the Confessor. 342 more words


Performativizing Papyrocentricity #36

Papyrocentric Performativity Presents:

Tormenting the TongueGeorgian Dictionary and Phrasebook, Nicholas Awde and Thea Khitarishvili (Hippocrene Books 2011)

Roc and Rawl… 18 more words

Book Reviews

The Georgian alphabet (mxedruli) in a Syriac manuscript

To file in “unexpected finds”: With no apparent relationship to the rest of the text on the page, the Georgian mxedruli alphabet (along with Armenian) is found in the large outer margin of a Syriac manuscript from Jerusalem containing the… 55 more words


07 October, 2014

  • Giorgi Margvelashvili met with U.S. trade chamber representatives. Norland asked Margvelashvili – How he will take on skeptics in Washington regarding Georgia’s obsession with the past.
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Georgian Language

Old Georgian phrases and sentences 30 (Amirandarejaniani)

Today’s selection is actually not Old Georgian, but later, belonging to the corpus of Middle Georgian. In this period, beginning in the 11th and 12th centuries, religious literature continued to be copied and composed, but there is a flowering of secular literature alongside it, in terms of both poetry and prose, very much influenced by Persian literature, with even more than one version of parts of the… 396 more words