«И с отцем и с материю и со всею братьею»: Два древнеруских граффито из базилики Рождества в Вифлееме
This is the publication of several Early Old Russian graffiti-inscriptions from the Saint Sophia Cathedral in Novgorod with paleographic, linguistic and historical commentary. It includes the revised text of a 13-lines-long prayer (graffito № 206); an inscription mentioning the Turkic name Sanbdusb; a new Glagolitic graffito from the Martirievskaia Porch; two inscriptions by church assistants mentioning their Slavic non-Christian names; a graffito dated 6614 (AD 1106/1107).
This series of notes deals with several lexical, grammatical and phonetic phenomena in birchbark letters and in two Old Russian inscriptions. Some refinements to prior interpretations are proposed, and, in addition, some novel solutions.