A Prayer and Alchemical Symbols in an Armeno-Kipchak Text

Edward Tryjarski

A Prayer and Alchemical Symbols in an ArmenoKipchak Text

(45th Meeting of the PIAC, Budapest 2002)

The report concerns a very interesting treatise of alchemy written by Andrzej Torosowicz in Lvov in 1626. The manuscript is formulated in Polish, with Latin insertions and in Armeno-Kipchak. The speaker has prepared a complete edition of all Turkic fragments of this manuscript and discusses two attractive problems: a newly found prayer of the alchemist and alchemical signs used in Armeno-Kipchak part of the manuscript.