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18: shi netert Duamutef
1: kown ntek aobi nis haiw asufei mexnew zas bowi ntek aqea
( if you desire to excite respect within the place you enter)
2: iri nefrun sexsemsa hemetru
( do not pursue women)
3: nit ela shi embia bownefer hur sukoa irito
( for there be no good in so doing)
4: ela shi embia zawnod hur sushopto fudeqe hur fy
( there be no prudence in taking part in it)
5: xaru iny zioru exoba wo hai
( thousands of men destroy their self)
6: nis honrig xoto nokex raswet isota wi gewexa xepeyt
( to enjoy a brief dream while they gain death)
7: fy shi xoto diewe soxrew
( it be a evil intention)
8: vipwy iny xoto zio junmo mina haiwru udes
( that of a man who thus excites himself)
9: kown ta shemru hir nis kaot fy rexntow
( if he goes on to carry it out)
10: tayfe ihar ubuteru tade
( his mind abandons him)
11: nit tade junmo shi mexmit jalap nit ginow xoto sadxy
( for him who be without repugnance for such a act)
12: ela shi embia bownefer ehaty airi nibi hur tade
( there be no good sense at all in him)


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ewuudru iny PtahHotep 18:8
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.