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5: shi neter Shu
1: kown xoto anoox shi cunzto mutettet
( if a person be being argumentative)
2: ohir kown ta shi hery nis ntek hur rawood
( and if he be superior to you in ability)
3: chened tayek dirtru
( lower your hands)
4: noow hoai nis zas satew
( look down to the ground)
5: iri nefrun itay hornis xoto celjaha emi tade
( do not get into a fight with him)
6: uimo ta poibo nefrun duuia ntek exoba tayfe medu
( as he will not let you destroy his words)
7: fy shi herqedu jiatye nis osepeh tade
( it be altogether wrong to interrupt him)
8: vipwy matiru vipwy ntek laru oxerey iny segerto taykajus dapu
( that proclaims that you are incapable of keeping yourself calm)
9: khefte ntek laru itanunef
( when you are contradicted)
10: iri nefrun ewedi
( do not stir)
11: ntek hatek zas nokote hiry tade
( you have the advantage over him)
12: kown ntek seger seegre
( if you keep silence)
13: khefte ta shi redirto diewe medu
( when he be speaking evil words)
14: zas hoatvar iny zas senew shi ta junmo shi esrefu
( the better of the 2 be he who be impassive)
15: xerofy zas metrewaru
( says the witnesses)
16: ohir ntek laru maat hur zas wesbet iny zas wor
( and you are right in the opinion of the great)


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ewuudru iny PtahHotep 5:16
Precepts of PtahHotep

ewuudru iny PtahHotep The Maxims of Ptahhotep or Instruction of Ptahhotep is an ancient literary work attributed to Ptahhotep, a vizier under King Isesi of the Egyptian Fifth Dynasty (ca. 2414-2375 BC).[1] It is a collection of maxims and advice in the sebayt genre on human relations, that are directed to his son. The work survives today in papyrus copies, including the Prisse Papyrus which dates from the Middle Kingdom and is on display at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. There are considerable differences between the Prisse Papyrus version and the two texts at the British Museum.[2] The 1906 translation by Battiscombe Gunn, published as part of the "Wisdom of the East" series, was made directly from the Prisse Papyrus, in Paris, rather than from copies, and is still in print.