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CDLI Literary 000339, ex. 018
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Primary publicationCDLI Literary 000339, ex. 018
Publication date2014ff.
Secondary publication(s)Gadd, Cyril J. & Shaffer, Aaron, UET 6 (1963, 1966, 2006) 0012
CollectionBritish Museum, London, UK
Museum no.BM —
Accession no.
ProvenienceUr (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
Excavation no.U —
PeriodOld Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)
Dates referenced00.00.00.00
Object typetablet
Sub-genreETCSL 1.03.02 Inanna and Ebih ('Decad no. 08') (witness)
CDLI comments
Catalogue source20061205 cdliadmin_veldhuis
ATF sourcePeterson, Jeremiah
TranslationPeterson, Jeremiah
UCLA Library ARK21198/zz00205mwg
Composite no.Q000339
Seal no.
CDLI no.P346097

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1. in#-nin me# husz#-a ni2 gur3#-ru me# gal#-la# u5-a
en: Lady who bears an aura amongst the furious me, who rides the great me
2. {d}inanna a2-kar2 KA#? szu du7 mud-bi [...] gu2 e3
en: Inanna, equipped with the ... a'ankar weapon, cloaking the battle(field) with its blood/terror(?)
3. me gal-gal-la hub2 sar-re-gin7 {kusz}gur21{+ur3}-bi ki us2-sa
en: Who leans the shield upon the ground like one who runs amid the great battles(?)
4. u4 mar-rux(TE)-a szu sa2 du11-ga
en: Who clutches(?) the storm and the stormwind
5. nin gal {d}inanna-ra szen-szen-na sa2 si-si-ga! gal-zu
en: For(!?) great lady Inanna, counsel is dispensed in battle, wise one
6. kur gul-gul ti a2-ta x-sze3 i-ni-in-bad kur-re a2-bi mi-ni-in-sag3#
en: Destroyer of the mountain, she unleashed the arrow towards ... by means of (her) power, who smote(?) with the arm(?) in the mountain
7. pirig-gin7 an-ki-a szegx(|KAxLI|) i-ni-in-gi4 ug3-e su i-ni-sag3
en: She screamed in the universe like a pirig creature and made the people tremble
8. am gal-gin7 kur gu2-erim2-gal2-la u3-na ba-gub-be2
en: Like a great wild bull she stands wildly in the hostile land
9. pirig husz-gin7 uru16-na nu-sze-ga-za ze2-za bi2-ib2-te#-en-te-en
en: Like a furious pirig creature you(!) extinguish ... among(?) the mighty/clever(?) and those disobedient to you in your bile
10. nin-gu10 an-gin7 bulug3-ga2-za
en: My lady, as you grow like heaven
11. ki-sikil {d}inanna ki-gin7 mah-a-za
en: Young woman Inanna, as you are supreme like the earth
12. {d}utu lugal-gin7 e3-za a2 dagal su3-su3-za
en: As you come out like Utu, the king, as you move widely about
13. an-ne2 DU-a-za ni2 husz gur3-ru-za
en: As you move in/are suitable for(?) heaven, as you bear a furious aura
14. [...]-a#? u4# sze-er-zi gur3-ru-za#
en: As you carry the brilliant sunlight on the earth
15. [...]-ga2 gen-na sa za-gin3 e3-za#
en: One who goes in the mountain range, as you bring out a lapis net
16. [...] x-x a tu5-[za]
en: As you bathe in the pure/flowering mountain

1. [...] kur#? ki sikil u3-tu-u4-da-za
en: As you fashion the šuba mountain, the mountain, the pure place
2. [...] en-ul-gin7 udug2 mur10-mur10#-ra-za
en: As your wear the udug/šita mace(!?) like (the ancestral deities) Enšar and Enul
3. [...] {gesz}tukul BIR-ra?-gin7 sag gur4-gur4-za
en: As you make heads roll(?) in its battles like (you were using?) a ... weapon
4. [...]-x-ga# szir3-re-esz ib2-ra
en: The black-headed (shout) (this) with song
5. kur#?-kur#-re# i-lu-lam-ma-bi du10-ge#-esz i-mi-ib2-be2
en: In(?) all the lands (the blackheaded) sing this ilulama song sweetly
6. x x a dumu gal {d}suen-na
en: The lady of battle(?), the great/eldest child of Suen
7. ki-sikil#? {d}inanna me-tesz2-e ga-i-i#
en: Young woman Inanna, I want to praise you
8. in#-[...]-en# an nigin2-na-gu10-ne! ki nigin2#-na-gu10#-ne
en: (Inanna said) I am the lady, when I go around heaven, when I go around earth
9. {d}inanna-me-en an nigin2-na-gu10-ne ki nigin2#-na#-gu10-ne
en: I am Inanna, when I go around heaven, when I go around earth
10. elam{ki} su-bir4{ki} ki#? nigin2-na#-gu10-ne
en: When I go around the earth, (namely?) Elam and Subir
11. kur# lu5!-lu5-a# ki#? nigin2#-na#-gu10-ne
en: When I go around the earth, (namely?) the land of lulubi
12. kur sza3-ga# du-du-da#-a-gu10-ne
en: When I am to thrash around in the inner mountain
13. in-nin9 [...] kur-re# te#-a-me-en ni2-bi na-ma-ra#-be2
en: I am the lady, I am the one that had approached the mountain, it should not/indeed it did(?) act fearfully towards me(?)
14. {d}inanna# [...]-re# te#-a [...] ni2-bi na-ma-ra-ab-be2
en: I am Inanna, I am the one that had approached the mountain, it should not/indeed it did(?) act fearfully towards me(?)
15. hur#-sag#? kur#? ebih#{ki}-ke4 te-a-me-en ni2-bi na-ma-ra-ab#-be2#
en: I am the one that had approached the mountain range (with?) the mountain of Ebih, it should not/indeed it did(?) act fearfully towards me(?)
16. ni2-bi-ta# na-ma-ra-ab-NI-gin7
en: Like one who should not/indeed did(?) ... towards me(?) from/by means of its fear
17. giri17-bi ki-sze3! na-ma-ra-ab-te!-a-gin7
en: Like one who should not/indeed did(?) bring its nose(?) near to the ground towards me
18. sum4# sahar-ra na-ma-ra-ab-ur3#-ra-gin7
en: Like one who should not/indeed did(?) drag (its) beard in the dust for me
19. ib#?-ni#?-{d}suen
en: Ibni-Sîn (was the scribe)

1. {iti}NE-NE-gar!? 2(u)? 4(disz)?-kam
en: (It is the month of) NENEgar, the 24th(?) day

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