BIN 2, 72

SEAL no. 7131

  • NBC 1265 obv. (Yale Babylonian Collection)NBC 1265 obv. (Yale Babylonian Collection)
  • NBC 1265 right edge (Yale Babylonian Collection)NBC 1265 right edge (Yale Babylonian Collection)
  • NBC 1265 lower edge (Yale Babylonian Collection)NBC 1265 lower edge (Yale Babylonian Collection)
  • NBC 1265 rev. (Yale Babylonian Collection)NBC 1265 rev. (Yale Babylonian Collection)
  • NBC 1265NBC 1265 (Yale Babylonian Collection)
  • Nies/Keiser 1920, 72Nies/Keiser 1920, 72
Copy / Photo
Tablet Siglum
NBC 1265
6.7 x 4.5
Yale Babylonian Collection, New Haven
260, 280f., 315–317
Genre / Classification
Incantations, Lamaštu

CDLI No. P274662

New photo K. Wagensonner


1       Anum(AN) ib-ni-ši dÉ-a ú-ra-bi-ši

2       pa-ni lab-ba-tim i-ši-im-ši dEn-líl!

3       i-ṣa-at ri-ti!-in [a]-ra-ka-at

4       ú-ba-na-tim ṣú-up-ra-tim

5       ar-ra-ka-at a-ma-ša bu?-lu?⌉-la

6       bāb(KÁ) bi-ti i-ru-u[b]!

7       i-a-lu-up ṣé-ra-am 

8       i-lu-up ṣé-ra-am i-[t]a-m[a]r ṣeram(LÚ.TUR)

9       i-na em-ši-šu a-di 7 iṣ-ba-sú



10      ús-i ṣú-up-ri-ki

11      ru-um-mi i-di-ki


12      la-ma ik-šu-da-ki

13      ap-kal-lam ši-pí-ir É-a qar-du

14      ra-pa-aš-ki ṣé-rum pu-ta-a dalātum(IG.MEŠ)

15      al-ki-ma a-ta-la-ki i-na ṣé-ri

16      ep-ra-am pí-ki

17      ta-ar-bu-ʾa4-am pa-ni-ki  

18      sa(ZÀ.ḪI?.LI-a) da-qa-tim

19      ú-ma!-lu-<ú> i-ni-ki   

20      ú-ta-mi-ki ma-mi-it É-a

21      lu! ta-at-ta-la-ki  


1       Anum created her, Ea brought her up,

2       a face of a lioness Enlil fixed for her.

3       She is short of hands, very long

4       of fingers, as to her nails

5       she is very long, her two forearms are smeared(?).

6       She entered the door of the house,

7       slipping through the door socket.

8       Once slipped through the door socket, she saw the child.

9       She seized it seven times in his abdomen.

10      Take off your nails,

11      drop off your arms,

12      before he has reached you,

13      the wise-of-work, Ea the hero!

14      The door socket is wide (enough) for you, open are the doors:

15      Go, walk about the steppe!

16      With dust your mouth,

17      With a whirl-wind your face,

18      With cress seeds finely ground

19      I will verily fill your eyes!

20      I conjure you by Ea's curse:

21      You must go away!

Word Translation Semantic Line
alākum (v.) (DU) G to go, walk; Gt go off, away; Gtn wander, go repeatedly, roam about, walk; Š caus. of G Written texts/Literary terms 15, 21
amārum (v.) G to see; catch sight of; N pass. of G, be found 8
ammatum I forearm, cubit Body/Body parts 5
Anum DN Deities/Divine sphere 1
apkallum (ABGAL; NUN.ME) wise man, expert Social status/Groups/Professions 13
arākum (v.) (GÍD.DA) G to be long; D make long, lengthen; Š to lengthen, prolong 3, 5
bābum (KÁ) doorway, door, gate, entrance Fabricated objects,Locations/Buildings 6
balālum (v.) G to mix up; D coat, smear 5
banûm (v.) G to build, create; N be created, made 1
bītum (É) house Fabricated objects,Locations/Buildings 6
daltum (GIŠ.IG) door Fabricated objects 14
Ea DN Deities/Divine sphere 1, 13, 20
emšum lower body, abdomen Body/Body parts 9
Enlil DN Deities/Divine sphere 2
eperum (SAḪAR.ḪI.A) earth, soil, dust Materials 16
erēbum (v.) (KU4) G to enter, come in; Š cause to enter, bring in; penetrate 6
ḫalāpum (v.) G to slip into, through; Š to make slip into, through; to clad in 7, 8
idum (Á) arm; side; strength; wage Body/Body parts 11
īnum (IGI) eye Body/Body parts 19
kašādum (v.) G to reach, arrive; D drive off, chase away; Š caus. of G 12
lābatum lioness Fauna (wild) 2
malûm IV (v.) G to become full, fill up; D fill (up); Št to provide 19
māmītum oath, curse Verbal expressions 20
nasāḫum (v.) G to tear out, pull out, remove; G~D; N pass. be extracted, torn out 10
pānum I (IGI) front, face, earlier times Abstract concepts,Body/Body parts 2, 17
petûm II (v.) G to open, expose; Š to cause to open 14
pûm I (KA) mouth, statement, command, opening Body/Body parts 16
qardum valiant, heroic Human activities/actions 13
rabûm (GAL) II (v.) G to become large, great, grow; Gtn to grow constantly; Š make great 1
ramûm III (v.) G to slacken, become loose; D release, let go 11
rapšum wide, extended Qualities/Attributes 13
rittum hand Body/Body parts 3
ṣabātum (v.) (DAB5) G to seize, take, hold 9
saḫlium (ZÀ.ḪI.LA.A) cress? Flora 18
ṣeḫrum I ((LÚ).TUR) little, young, junior-; small, child, servant, baby Social status/Groups/Professions 8
ṣerrum II door socket Fabricated objects 7, 8, 14
ṣērum (EDIN) back, upperside, steppe, open country, towards Abstract concepts,Body/Body parts,Locations/Buildings,Nature/Cosmological phenomena 15
šiāmum (v.) to fix, decree 2
šiprum sending, mission, work, messenger Abstract concepts,Human activities/actions,Verbal expressions 13
ṣuprum finger, toe-nail, claw, hoof Body/Body parts 4, 10
tarbu'(t)um dust (storm), whirl-wind, sand dune Nature/Cosmological phenomena 17
ubānum finger, toe Body/Body parts 4
wiāṣum (v.) G to become too little, small 3
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Revision History
Wagschal, Avigail
Transliteration and indices
Wasserman, Nathan
Translation and corrections
Wasserman, Nathan
Streck, Michael P.
Bo, Zhang
Corrections (Indices)
Wasserman, Nathan
Streck, Michael P.
Zilberg, Peter
Indexing verbal forms
Oh, Malli
Streck, Michael P.
Images, Catalogue
Zomer, Elyze
Streck, Michael P.
Images, catalogue