Evol usage and meaning

what evol means and does it has different meaning in various hymns. Thank you


  • i think it means 'sins'.
    but i'll step back and leave the proper coptic speakers to comment!
    have a blessed sunday, may God fill you with the light of His resurrection and forgive all our sins.
  • Awol (ⲉⲃⲟⲗ) means out or out of, and as @feeby says it has different connotations in different statements because the Coptic language has a similar parallel to phrasal verbs in English.. Therefore ⲭⲱ ⲉⲃⲟⲗ means leave out or forgive, ⲃⲱⲗ ⲉⲃⲟⲗ means loosen, among other meanings..
    Ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ ϧⲉⲛ Ⲡϭⲥ
  • interesting, so what is 
    kan nen novi nan evol?
    (sorry about my transliteration, i know it is not up to your standard of coptic!)
  • Ⲭⲁ is another version of ⲭⲱ so basically ⲭⲁ ⲉⲃⲟⲗ (leave out, forgive)
    Ⲛⲉⲛⲛⲟⲃⲓ (our sins)
    Ⲛⲁⲛ (for us)
    Leave our sins out for us, forgive us our sins
    Ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ ϧⲉⲛ Ⲡϭⲥ
  • thanks a lot, so 'novi' is sins.
    that makes sense
  • Ⲛⲟⲃⲓ is a sin ⲛⲉⲛ is our for the plural as opposed to to ⲡⲉⲛ our for the masculine singular as in ⲡⲉⲛϭⲟⲓⲥ ⲟⲩⲟϩ ⲡⲉⲛⲛⲟⲩϯ ⲟⲩⲟϩ ⲡⲉⲛⲥⲱⲧⲏⲣ Ⲓⲏ̅ⲥ̅ Ⲡⲭ̅ⲥ̅
    I think you know what that means.. Well done..
    Ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ ϧⲉⲛ Ⲡϭⲥ
  • ok, now you put me on the spot!
    (just like my confession father who used to give us coptic lessons while we were sat waiting for Bible study and not interested in coptic!)

    it means 'our Lord and our God and our saviour Jesus Christ'
    i am glad to see that feeby is more enthusiastic about coptic than i was, well done
  • Well done to you dear @mabsoota
    Ⲟⲩϫⲁⲓ ϧⲉⲛ Ⲡϭⲥ
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