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CDLI Literary 000573 (Letter from Ur-saga to a King) composite
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Primary publicationCDLI Literary 000573 (Letter from Ur-saga to a King) composite
Publication date2014ff.
Secondary publication(s)Black, Jeremy A., et al., ETCSL (1998-2006) 3.03.01 Letter from Ur-saga to a King; Attinger, Pascal (s. PDF version at ‟View commentary”)
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PeriodOld Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)
Dates referenced
Object typeother (see object remarks)
Remarkscomposite text
Sub-genreETCSL 3.03.01 Letter from Ur-saga to a King (composite)
CDLI comments
Catalogue source20150124 cdliadmin
ATF sourcecdlistaff (check)
UCLA Library ARK
Composite no.Q000573
Seal no.
CDLI no.P473736

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1. lugal gu4 igi gun3 sun4 {na4}za-gin3 la2-mu-ur2
en: To my lord, the bull with sparkling eyes, a beard of lapis-lazuli sporting,
Akkadian gloss: a-na szar-ri sza ki al-pi szi-it-ha-ri qi2-bi-ma
2. u3-na-a-du11
en: speak!
3. alan ku3-sig17 u4 du10-ga tu-da
en: To my golden statue on a favorable day born,
Akkadian gloss: s,a-lamx(LUM) hu-ra-s,i i-nu-mi t,a-bu
4. ab2-za-za amasz ku3-ga bulug3-ga2 sza3 ku3 {d}inanna-ta pa3-da
en: to my water buffalo in a holy fold reared, in the silver-stomach of Inanna chosen,
Akkadian gloss: wa-tu
5. en nir-gal2 {d}inanna-mu-ur2 u3-na-de3-dah
en: to my lord, the trusted one of Inanna, repeat!
6. za-e dim2-ma-zu dumu an-na-me-en
en: You are fashioned like the son of An,
Akkadian gloss: wa-x [...] x-ra-ni
7. du11-ga-zu inim dingir-ra-gin7 ur5 nu-gi4-gi4-dam
en: your utterances, like the words of a god, are irrevocable;
Akkadian gloss: hu-ur la ta-ar
8. inim-zu im an-ta szeg3-ge26-gin7 szid nu-du12-du12-dam
en: your utterances like rain pouring from the skies, are uncountable;
Akkadian gloss: x bi na
9. {disz}ur-sa6-ga ARAD2-zu na-ab-be2-a
en: this is what Ur-saga, your servant, says:
10. lugal-mu bar-ga2 en3 bi2-in-tar dumu uri2{ki}-ma-me-en
en: My lord has taken care of me; I am a son of Ur.
11. tukum-bi lugal-ga2 an-na-kam
en: If my lord agrees
12. e2 ad-da-ga2 lu2 nam-ba-ab-tum3
en: my father’s household let no one carry off,
13. ki-ur3 e2 ad-da-ga2 lu2 nam-mu-da-an-kar-re
en: my father’s household let no one take away!
14. lugal-mu he2-en-zu
en: May my lord know this!

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