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CDLI Literary 000799, ex. 012
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Primary publicationCDLI Literary 000799, ex. 012
Publication date2014ff.
Secondary publication(s)Gadd, Cyril J. & Shaffer, Aaron, UET 6 (1963, 1966, 2006) 0212; Alster Proverbs 119 L
CollectionBritish Museum, London, UK
Museum no.BM —
Accession no.
ProvenienceUr (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
Excavation no.U 17207.137b
PeriodOld Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)
Dates referenced
Object typetablet
Sub-genreETCSL 6.01.05 Proverbs Collection 05 (witness)
CDLI comments
Catalogue source20061205 cdliadmin_veldhuis
ATF sourcePeterson, Jeremiah
TranslationPeterson, Jeremiah
UCLA Library ARK21198/zz001xd0pm
Composite no.Q000799
Seal no.
CDLI no.P346295

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1. ur-mah-e ud5 hu-na mu-ni-dab5
en: The lion seized the she-goat in (its) weakness(?)
2. szu# ba-am3 u8 tab-ba-gu10 gur4-ra
3. [ga]-mu-ra-ab-szum2
en: (Who said) “Release (me), and I shall give my thick(er) companion ewe to you”
4. tukumbi# szu mu-un-szi-bar-re-en
en: (The lion said) “If I release you towards her(?), tell me your name”
5. [...] du11-ma-ab ud5-e ur-mah-e
6. [...]-ib-gi4-gi4 za-e mu-gu10 nu-zu
en: The she-goat was answering the lion “You have not known my name?”
7. [...]-ak# mu-gu10 u4 e2-tur3-ra-sze3 i3#-[...]
en: "I can be intelligent” (is) my name!” When (the lion) went to the pen
8. [...]-na#?-gu10 gu3 mu-na-de2-e#
en: He was shouting to her “my(?) ...”
9. [...] gu3#? ri-a mu-na-ni-ib-gi4#-[...]
en: She was answering him from afar
10. [...] udu# hi-a nu-dur2-ru-na e-[sze]
en: "I have been intelligent! Instead of sheep(?), nothing dwells (here)!”
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