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CDLI Literary 000339, ex. 019
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Primary publicationCDLI Literary 000339, ex. 019
Author(s)CDLI
Publication date2014ff.
Secondary publication(s)Gadd, Cyril J. & Shaffer, Aaron, UET 6 (1963, 1966, 2006) 0013
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
Remarks
Materialclay
LanguageSumerian
GenreLiterary
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/zz00205mx0
Composite no.Q000339
Seal no.
CDLI no.P346098

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1. x sahar-ra# [...] x [...]
en: Like one who should not/indeed did(?) drag (its) beard(!?) in the dust for me
2. hur-sag#!? x [...] ni2#-gu10# [...]
en: I want to fill my hand with(?) the risen(?) mountain, I want to make it know my fear
3. a2 mah#-[...] gu4# mah ga#-ba#-szi#-in#-DU#
en: I want to bring a great bull against its supreme power(?)
4. a2 tur#?-[...] gu4# tur#? ga-ba-szi#-in-DU#
en: I want to bring a small bull against its small power(?)
5. hub2# ga#-[...]-in#-sar#? x-x ga#?-mu-ni-ib2#-sar#
en: I want to run there, I want to chase the skipping rope there
6. hur-sag-ga2 x [...]-x-DU-DU szen#?-szen#? ga-bi#!?-ib2-si-sa2#?
en: In the mountain I want to continually go(?) to(?) battle, I want to have battle set in order(?)
7. ti mar-rux(TE)-ka#? si#? ga#?-bi2#-x-x-ab#?-si-sa2#?
en: I shall set the arrow of my quiver straight(!?)
8. a2-sig3 ebih-gin7 ga#?-bi2#?-ib2#-sur#-sur#
en: I want to have slingstones twisted (together) like a heavy rope
9. ga2!?-e bulug4?-gu10 ga-am3#-[...]
en: I want to ... my chisel/boundary stake(?)
10. {gesz}illar {kusz}gur21 tukul-bi si ga#-bi2#-ib2-[...]
en: I want to have the throwstick, shield and weapon(?) set in order
11. {gesz}tir us2-sa-bi-sze3 izi ga-x-x-[...]
en: I want to strike (with) fire towards its adjoining forests
12. hul-du-bi-sze3 {uruda}ha-zi2-in ba-szi-du11
en: I want to employ(?) the hazin axe against its evildoers
13. a2-nigin2-ba {d}gibil6 lu2# sikil#-la#-ke4#? kin2#? ga-x-an-du3-du3
en: I want to station Gibil the purifier to work in its standing water
14. hur-sag aratta{ki} szu nu#-te-x-x ni2-bi ga-ba-su#!?
en: I want to submerge/make distant(?) its aura among(?) the mountain range of Aratta, which no hand can approach
15. iri an-ne2 nam ba-ku5-gin7 ki-bi#-sze3# ki#?-bi-sze3 na-an-gi4-gi4#
en: Like a city cursed by An, it shall not return it to its place, to its place!
16. {d}en-<lil2>-le sag-ki gid2-da-gin7# gu3#-bi# [...]-zi#-zi#
en: Like one frowned at by Enlil, it shall not raise its neck there(?)

reverse
1. kur-re in-ti#-gu10 [...]-kur
en: The mountain should wish for(?) my way
2. {d}ebih{ki} ka#-tar#-gu10# he2#-[...]-tesz2 hu-mu-i
en: Ebih should praise me, Ebih should extol me
3. {d}inanna [...] x [...]-ke4
en: Inanna, the child of Suen
4. {tug2}pala3-a ba-mur10# ul gu2#-[...]-e3
en: She was dressed in the pala garment; she clad herself in pleasure/allure/stars/rosettes(?)
5. ni2 me-lam2 husz-a sag#-ki-na sze-<er>-ka-an# x-ni#?-in-du11#
en: She adorned her forehead with a red/furious aura
6. za-pa-ag2 ku3!?-ga-na {na4}gug gi4-rin-na si# ba#-ni#-ib2#?-si!?-sa2#?
en: She arranged the red carnelian (beads) on her pure throat(?)
7. udug2# sag imin zi#-da#-na nam-sul ba-ni-in#-ak#
en: She acted youthfully with the seven-headed udug/šita weapon at her right
8. galam#? {na4#}za#-gin3-na# giri3-ni bi2-in-gub#
en: She set her foot on the staircase(?) of lapis
9. {d}usanx(DUR)-an#-na#? nir mi-ni-ib2#-e3#
en: In the evening ... brought out ...
10. ka2 u6 di#-e-de3 LA#?-ba mu-ni-in-gub
en: She set the door that is to be marveled at (open) in its ...
11. an-ra ne-sag-ga2 mu-un-na-an-DU siskur mu-un-na-an-gub-be2
en: She established(?) that of(?) the nesag offerings for An and was establishing the siskur rites/offerings for him
12. an {d}inanna-ra hul2-la-e#
en: An was rejoicing for Inanna
13. mu-un-gid2 ki-na ba-e-[...]
en: He accepted (the offerings)(?) and sat in his place
14. za3 gal an-na-ka ba-e-[...]
en: He/she(?) filled the seat of honor of An/heaven
15. an a-a-gu10 di ma-ra-ab-be2 inim-gu10-sze3 gesztux(|GISZ.TUG2|)-[...]
en: An, my father, I(!?) make a case to you, (put) your ear to my words
16. an-ne2 an-ba ni2#?-gu10#? mi-ni-[...]
en: An imposed my aura/fear of me in the heavens


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