Q000387 = CDLI Literary 000387 (Ur-Namma B) composite = P469689

 
Q000387 001: {d}en-lil2 mah [...] ar2? [...]
Exalted Enlil, ... fame ...
 
Q000387 002: en nam-nun gal-[la-ni ...]
lord who ... his great princedom,
 
Q000387 003: {d}nu-nam-nir an ki lugal-[bi ...]
Nunamnir, king of heaven and earth ...,
 
Q000387 004: ug3-ga2 igi mi-ni-in-il2 sipa zi ur-{d}namma#
looked around among the people. Ur-Namma the good shepherd,
 
Q000387 005: kur gal {d}en-lil2-le ug3 szar2-ra-ni-a im-ma-ni-in-pa3? [(x)]
The Great Mountain Enlil chose him from the multitude of people:
 
Q000387 006: sipa he2-a {d}nu-nam-nir-ra-ka ni2 husz mu-un-da-ri
“Let him be the shepherd of Nunamnir!” He made him emanate (?) fierce awesomeness.
 
Q000387 007: szeg12 e2-kur-ra-ke4 me am3-hur
The divine plans of brick-built E-kur were drawn up.
 
Q000387 008: kur gal {d}en-lil2-le e2-kur esz3 mah-a-na u4-gin7 kar2-kar2!-da
The Great Mountain Enlil, to make them shine like the sun in the E-kur, his august shrine,
 
Q000387 009: sza3 inim-gal2 ku3 zi-de3 si-a-ni nam-de6
made up his mind, filled with pure and useful thoughts.
 
Q000387 010: sipa {d}ur-{d}namma-da# e2-kur-ra sag an-sze3 il2-i-de3 a2-bi mu-u8-da-ag2
He instructed the shepherd Ur-Namma to make the E-kur rise high;
 
Q000387 011: lugal-e kalam-[ma a2] he2-ni-in-mah ug3-ga2 sag he2-ni-in-il2
the king made him the mightiest in the Land, he made him the first among the people.
 
Q000387 012: sipa zi ur-[{d}namma] [...] {d}nu-nam-nir-da u4 su3-ra2-sze3 nir-gal2-la
The good shepherd Ur-Namma, ... whose trust in Nunamnir is enduring,
 
Q000387 013: di zu en gesztu2# [dagal]-la-kam {gesz}u3-szub-ba si am3-mi-in-sa2
the knowledgeable judge, the lord of great wisdom, prepared the brick mould.
 
Q000387 014: {d}en-lil2-le sipa# dur#-{d}namma-ra ki-bala erim2-gal2-la-ni
Enlil brought order in his rebellious and hostile lands for the shepherd Ur-Namma,
 
Q000387 015: ki-en-gi-re u4 nam-he2-a ak
and made Sumer flourish in joy,
 
Q000387 016: asila(|EZENxLAL2|) gu2 mu-un-di-ni-ib-mar-re
in days filled with prosperity.
 
Q000387 017: usz8 mu-un-du10-esz temen ku3 mi-ni-in-si-esz usz8
The foundations were laid down firmly and the holy foundation pegs were driven in.
 
Q000387 018: enkum ninkum-e me-tesz2 am3-i-i-ne
The enkum and ninkum priests praised it duly
 
Q000387 019: nam-szub galam-ma-na {d}en-ki-ke4 e2-e ul ba-ni-in-sig7-ga
and Enki made the temple rejoice with his artful incantations.
 
Q000387 020: sipa {d}ur-{d}namma-ke4 e2-kur mah {d}ur-an-ki-a-ka an-sze3 mi-ni-in-mu2
The shepherd Ur-Namma made the lofty E-kur grow high in Dur-an-ki.
 
Q000387 021: u6 di-bi-sze3 ug3 szar2-ra-ba szi-im-ma-gub
He made it to be wondered by the multitude of people.
 
Q000387 022: ka2 mah ka2 gal ka2 silim-ma hur-sag-galam-ma ka2 sze nu-ku5-da
The Lofty Gate, the Great Gate, the Gate of Peace, the Ḫursag-galama and the Gate of Perpetual Grain Supplies,
 
Q000387 023: su3-ra2-ag2 ku3-me-a sig7-igi-ba sze-er-ka-an mu-ni-in-du11
he made their glittering the eyebrow-shaped arches of by covering them with refined silver.
 
Q000387 024: anzu2{muszen}-de3 du10 am3-ma-ni-in-bad
The Anzud bird runs there
 
Q000387 025: hu-ri2-in <umbin>-ba lu2-erim2 dili mu-un-dab5
and an eagle seizes enemies in its claws (?).
 
Q000387 026: {gesz}ig-bi mah-am3 ul-la mi-ni-in-si
Its doors are lofty; he filled them with joy.
 
Q000387 027: e2 mah-am3 su zi am3-da-gal2
The temple is lofty, it is surrounded with fearsome radiance.
 
Q000387 028: dagal am3-tag ni2-bi gal szi-ri
It is spread wide, it awakes great awesomeness.
 
Q000387 029: hur-sag-galam-ma gi-gun4-na ki-tusz ku3 kur gal-la-ra
The Ḫursag-galama, the raised temple (?), the holy dwelling for the Great Mountain
 
Q000387 030: u18-ru mah-gin7 sza3#-bi-a ki am3-ma-ni-in-us2
he made it stand like a great tower (?).
 
Q000387 031: ga2-gesz-szu2-a e2#-gal mah-di gal ku5-ru-da-ni
In the Gagiššua of the great palace, where she renders verdicts with grandeur,
 
Q000387 032: ama# gal {d}nin-lil2-ra ul mu-na-ni-in-de6
he made the great mother Ninlil glad.
 
Q000387 033: {d}en-lil2 {d}nin-lil2-bi du10 mi-ni-in-gal2-le-esz
Enlil and Ninlil relished it there.
 
Q000387 034: zi-kir szu-mi
In its great dining hall, the trustworthy hero chosen by Nunamnir
 
Q000387 035: ninda mah am3-mi-ni-du10 e2-kur hul2-la-am3
made them enjoy a magnificent meal: the E-kur was rejoicing.
 
Q000387 036: igi zi mu-un-szi-in-bar-re-esz sipa {d}ur-{d}namma-ra
They looked with approval at the shepherd Ur-Namma,
 
Q000387 037: kur gal-e sipa {d}ur-{d}namma-ra nam gal u4 su3-ra2-sze3 mu-ni-in-tar
and the Great Mountain decreed a great destiny for Ur-Namma for all time,
 
Q000387 038: sag-ge6-ga-na a2 mi-ni-in-mah
making him the mightiest among his black-headed people.
 
Q000387 039: sa-gid2-da-am3
The sa-gida.
 
Q000387 040: {d}nu-nam-nir du11-ga esz-bar zi nig2 nu-kur2-ru ge26-me-en
“I am Nunamnir, whose firm commands and decisions are immutable!
 
Q000387 041: e2-kur mah-gu10 dalla mu-e-a-e3
You have made my lofty E-kur shine gloriously,
 
Q000387 042: suh10 kar2-kar2-ka-da an-sze3 gu2 he2-ni-in-us2
you have raised it high with a brilliant crenellation.
 
Q000387 043: szul zi kalam-ma dalla hu-mu-ni-in-e3
Trustworthy hero, you have made it shine gloriously in the Land.
 
Q000387 044: {d}ur-{d}namma en uru16 nam-lugal-la gu2 an-ta-bi he2-em
Ur-Namma, mighty lord, may your (?) kingship be unparalleled,
 
Q000387 045: mu-zu an-za3-sze3 kur-ur2-sze3 he2-gal2
may your fame spread to heaven's borders, as far as the foot of the mountains!"
 
Q000387 046: kur gal a-a {d}en-lil2 du11-ga esz-bar zi nig2 nu-kur2-ru ge26-me-en
“I am the Great Mountain, Father Enlil, whose firm commands and decisions are immutable!
 
Q000387 047: e2-kur mah-gu10 dalla mu-e-a-e3
You have made my lofty E-kur shine gloriously,
 
Q000387 048: suh10 kar2-kar2-ka-da an-sze3 gu2 he2-ni-in-us2
you have raised it high with a brilliant crenellation.
 
Q000387 049: szul zi kalam-ma dalla hu-mu-ni-in-e3
Trustworthy hero, you have made it shine gloriously in the Land.
 
Q000387 050: {d}ur-{d}namma en uru16 nam-lugal-la gu2 an-ta-bi he2-em
Ur-Namma, mighty lord, may your (?) kingship be unparalleled,
 
Q000387 051: mu-zu an-za3-sze3 kur-ur2-sze3 he2-gal2
may your fame spread to heaven's borders, as far as the foot of the mountains!"
 
Q000387 052: lugal-gu10 udug2 mah kur erim2-gal2-la sag sahar-re-esz dub-bu ki-bala-a sza5-sza5
To my king the lofty mace which heaps up human heads like piles of dust in the hostile foreign countries and smashes the rebellious lands;
 
Q000387 053: sipa {d}ur-{d}namma-ke4 udug2 mah erim2-gal2-la sag sahar-[re]-esz dub-bu ki-bala-a sza5-sza5
to the shepherd Ur-Namma the lofty mace which heaps up human heads like piles of dust in the hostile foreign countries and smashes the rebellious lands,
 
Q000387 054: e-ne-er mu-na-an-szum2 en {d}nu-nam-nir-re
lord Nunamnir gave it to my king.
 
Q000387 055: kur am3-tu11-be2 giri3 saga11 am3-me
so now he beats down the foreign lands and tramples them underfoot.
 
Q000387 056: sipa {d}ur-{d}namma-ke4 mu-na-an-szum2 en {d}nu-nam-nir-re
Lord Nunamnir gave it to the shepherd Ur-Namma,
 
Q000387 057: kur am3-tu11-be2 giri3 saga11 am3-me
so now he beats down the foreign lands and tramples them underfoot.
 
Q000387 058: hul-gal2-la uru2 am3-mi-in-gul-gul
He destroys the cities of the wicked,
 
Q000387 059: nam-gu2 mah-am3 lil2 am3-mi-ni-in-su-ub
and with heavy oppression he turns (?) them into haunted places.
 
Q000387 060: sipa {d}ur-{d}namma-ke4 hul-gal2-la uru2 am3-mi-in-gul-gul
The shepherd Ur-Namma destroys the cities of the wicked,
 
Q000387 061: nam-gu2 mah-am3 lil2 am3-mi-ni-in-su-ub
and with heavy oppression he turns (?) them into haunted places.
 
Q000387 062: ar2-a-ni husz-am3 e2 ki-bala
He has a terrible fame in the houses of the rebellious lands,
 
Q000387 063: u18-lu-ni lu2 erim2-gal2 mu-ni-ib2-DU
his storming ... the wicked.
 
Q000387 064: sipa {d}ur-{d}namma ar2-a-ni husz-am3 e2 ki-bala
The shepherd Ur-Namma has a terrible fame in the houses of the rebellious lands,
 
Q000387 065: u18-lu-ni lu2 erim2-gal2 mu-ni-ib2-DU
his storming ... the wicked.
 
Q000387 066: bara2 nam-lugal-la-ke4 ki-a mu-ni-in-us2
He has made the royal dais stand firmly,
 
Q000387 067: uri2{ki}-ma pa e3 hu-mu-ni-ib2-ak
he has made Ur resplendent.
 
Q000387 068: sipa {d}ur-{d}namma-ke4 ni2 bi2-in-gur3-ru sag he2-ni-in-il2 lugal kalam-ma-[kam]
The shepherd Ur-Namma has made it exude awesomeness, and he, as king of the Land, has lifted his head high there.
 
Q000387 069: ki lugal-a-ni {d}en-lil2-la2-ka sag-e-esz he2-[ni-rig7]
All this was granted to him in the place of his king, Enlil:
 
Q000387 070: nam am3-tar-re szu zi am3-[mi-in-gar]
a fate was decreed and then it was duly fulfilled.
 
Q000387 071: giri17#-zal uri2{ki}-ma {d}ur-{d}[namma] [nam-he2-a? ...]
There is now joy and abundance in Ur because (?) of Ur-Namma.
 
Q000387 072: [sa]-gar-ra-am3
The sa-gara.
 
Q000387 073: tigi(|BALAG.NAR|) {d}en-[lil2-la2-kam]
A tigi(|BALAG.NAR|) of Enlil.