As part of a school production I have to translate Our Father in Coptic, writing the literal meaning of each Coptic word directly under it. I've done what I can but there are a couple of phrases which have me stumped:
Ouoh ,a ny`eteron nan `ebol
I am having trouble understanding what ny`eteron means. I know that ny means 'those' and `et means 'which', but what does the rest of the word mean?
But once you put the whole clause together, it becomes even more confusing
Ouoh ,a `nyeteron nan `ebol `mvry] hwn `nten,w `ebol `nny`ete ouon `ntan `erwou
The way I translated it, it means: "And forgive us (whatever nee-eteron means) as we also so that we forgive that which we have upon them."
Clearly there is something wrong there. Can anybody shed some light on this part of the prayer?