To Ninmuga (AbB 13, 164)

SEAL no. 1649

Tablet Siglum
BM 103768
Collection
British Museum, London
Genre / Classification
Literary Letters
Provenance
Unknown
Notes

Note that in CDLI the tablet BM 103768 is referred to as an Ur III admin. tablet. To check!  

 

CDLI No. P413616

Text

Obv.

 

1         a-n[a] be-el-ti-ia dNi[n]-mu[g]

2         qí-bí-ma

3         um-ma dNin-urta–qar-ra-ad wa-ra-ad-ki-ma

4         qá-ba-ki dI-šum i-še-mi

5         a-na an-ni-tim ḫi-ṭi-tim

6         ša ub-l[a]m qá-ta-ti-ia

7         it-ti dI-šum le-qé-a

8         i-nu-ú-ma qá-ta-t[i-i]a

9         te-el-te-qé

10       i-na pa-ni-in na-am-ru-tim

Rev.

11         a-na dI-šum ni-qí-a-am

12         ub-ba-la-am

13         ù a-na ka-ši-im

14         immeram(UDU.NÍTA) ub-ba-la-[a]m

15         i-nu-ú-ma da-li-li

16         a-[n]a [m]a-[]ar dI-šum

17         a-da-la-lu

18         ù da!(DI)-li-li-ki

19         lu-ud-lu-ul

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Translation

 

Obv.

 

1                To my Lady Ninmuga

2                say:

3                Thus (says) Ninurta-qarrād, your servant:

4                Išum will listen to your speech.

5                For this sin

6                which I have committed

6–7            intercede for me with Išum.

8                When

8–9            you have interceded for me,

10              I, with a luminous face,

12              will bring

11              to Išum a sacrifice,

 

Rev.

 

13              and for you

14              I will bring a sheep!

15, 17        When I give praises

16               before Išum,

18–19         I will also give your praises! 

 

 

Vocabulary
Word Translation Semantic Line
bēltum (NIN) lady, mistress, proprietress Social status/Groups/Professions 1
dalīlum praise Rituals/Religious practices 15, 18
ḫīṭum error, lack, crime, penalty 5
immerum (UDU) sheep Fauna (domestic) 14
Išum DN Deities/Divine sphere 4, 7, 11, 16
Ninmuga DN 1
Ninurta-qarrād PN 3
nīqum (UDU.SÍSKUR) offering, sacrifice 11
pānum I (IGI) front, face, earlier times 10
qabûm speech, command Verbal expressions 4
wardum (SAG.ÌR; ÌR) slave, servant 3
Revision History
Wasserman, Nathan
Corrections and web-formatting
08/12/10
Wasserman, Nathan
Photography, web-imaging
08/03/12
Tulaikova, Yulia
Additions to Notes
24/10/17