rituals with blood

Petrov Dol 2

72 (a) i gerg’òwdèn’ kətu upič’è zəkàrəmi àgn’itu
And on St. George’s day, after it’s roasted, we bring in the lamb

75 (a) i ut krɤftà u.kɯ̀šti
And [some] of the blood into the house –

76 (b) u.kɤ̀šti duòdəə
They came into the house

77 (a) i na samàta st’enà pràimi è tɤ̀j krɤ̀s
and we make a cross right on the wall, right here.

78 (b) krɤ̀šč’i
Crosses.

79 (a) krɤ̀s i màlki d’ecà kət ìmət z’èmət ut krɤftà
A cross. And if people have small children, they take some of the blood

80 (a) slàgət nə č’èlutu im də stàvəli č’erv’èni
and put it on their foreheads, so they’ll be red.

82 (e) kətu àgəncata
Like the lambs.

83 (a) dà kət nə krɤ̀w i č’erv’èni d’ecàta napɤ̀streni
Yes. The children are decorated in red, from the blood.

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Bulgarian Dialectology as Living Tradition [2016] (http://www.bulgariandialectology.org, visited on 1 March 2016)
Babjak 1: 13-15. In: Bulgarian Dialectology as Living Tradition [2016] (http://www.bulgariandialectology.org, visited on 1 March 2016)

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