CUSAS 10, 11

SEAL no. 7138

  • MS 2092 (CDLI P252006)MS 2092 (CDLI P252006)
Copy / Photo
Tablet Siglum
MS 2920
9.5 x 5.4 x 2.5
Schøyen Collection, Oslo
Genre / Classification
Incantations, love
Love Literature

CDLI P252006. Note the usage of /pí/ (ll. 1, 2 and perhaps also 14) which suggest a northern provenance (on this see George 2009, 69).



1 [pí-ta-ar-r]a!-as-si pí-ta-ar-ra-as!-

2 [ma-r]a-at A-ni-im ni-pí-i ša-me-e

3 [u4?-ma?]-am ú-ul-li-la-a-ma

4 [š]a-me-e ša Anim(AN.NA)

5 i-ba-aš-ši ra-mu-um e-li ni-ši i-a-ap-pu-up

6 ra-mu-um li-i-pu-pa-am i-na e-ri-ia

7 lu-ud-di lu-uq-bi lu-ta-wu-ú lu-ra-ʾì(ḪI)-im

8 u-us-sí-ni-i-ma ki-ma aš-nu-ga-a-li

9 li-i-šu-šu pa-nu-ki!(Text: KU) ki-ma ri-im-ti-i[m]

10 e tu-uš-bi a-na mi-li-ik a-bi-ki

11 e te-el-qé-e mi-li-ik um-mi-k[i]

12 šum-ma qá-aš-da-at im-da-ša l[i-x-x]

13 šum-ma na-di-a-at bi-bi-il-ša l[i-x-x]

14 šum-ma ke-ez-re-et li-kà-ap-pí-ir / aš-ta-ma-ša e-li-ia li-im-qú-u[t]

15 ši-i[p-t]um ú-ul ia-tu

16 ši-pa-at É-a ù dIštar(INANNA) iš-ku-nu

(Rev. uninscribed)



1 [Keep] her apart! keep [her] apart!

2–4 [The] daughters of Anu, the lights of heaven, [in day-ti]me(?) purified the sky of Anu.

5–6 Love came about, twittering over the people; May Love twitter over me!

7 Let me cast (a spell), let me speak, let me utter words of love:

8 ‘Think of me as an ašnugallum-snake!

9 May your face rejoice as a wild cow!

10 Do not wait on your father’s counsel,

11 Do not heed your mother’s advice!’

12 If she is a hierodule may she [...] her support;

13 If she is a cloister-lady may she [...] her gift;

14 If she is a harlot may she clean(?) her tavern, may she throw herself at me!

15 The incantation is not mine:

16 (it is) the incantation (which) Ea and Ištar have created.

Word Translation Semantic Line
abum father Kinship terms,Social status/Groups/Professions 10
Anum DN Deities/Divine sphere 2, 4
ašnugallum, aš(šu)nugallum, ušumgallum snake (kind of), dragon Fauna (wild) 8
aštammum tavern Locations/Buildings 14
awûm (v.) G to speak; Gt speak, discuss, negotiate 7
bašûm (v.) G to be, exist; Š bring into being, create 5
biblum present, (marriage) gift Abstract concepts 13
Ea DN Deities/Divine sphere 16
elēlum (v.) G to become pure, free; D purify 3
eli, elu on, above, over 5, 14
ḫabābum (v.) G to murmur, chirp, twitter 5, 6
ḫašāšum (v.) G to swell, be(come) happy Gtn iter. of G 9
ḫasāsum (v.) G to remember, to be conscious 8
imdum support Abstract concepts 12
Ištar DN Deities/Divine sphere 16
kapārum II (v.) G to wipe (clean) tears, hands etc. 14
kašdatum a priestess 12
kezretum type of cultic prostitute 14
kīma like, as; when; that 8, 9
leqûm (v.) G to take, take over; Š caus. of G 11
maqātum (v.) G to fall, drop; Š caus. of G 14
mārtum (DUMU.MUNUS) daughter, girl Kinship terms 2
milkum advice, counsel, resolution, intelligence Abstract concepts 10, 11
nadītum "fallow" (i.e. childless) woman, celibate (priestess) 13
nadûm III (v.) G to throw down, lay down; N to be rejected 7
nipḫum lighting, flaring Nature/Cosmological phenomena 2
nišū (UN.MEŠ) people, humanity, population Social status/Groups/Professions 5
pānum I (IGI) front, face, earlier times Abstract concepts,Body/Body parts 9
parāsum (v.) G to cut (off), decide, divide; Gtn continually block 1
qabûm (v.) (DUG4) G to say, speak, command 7
râmum love, love-making Abstract concepts,Emotions/Feelings,Human activities/actions 5, 6
râmum (v.) G to love; Štn to cause to constantly have love 7
rīmum (AM) wild bull Fauna (wild) 9
šakānum (v.) (GAR) to put, place, lay down 16
šamû I (AN) sky, heaven Nature/Cosmological phenomena 2, 4
ṣērum (EDIN) back, upperside, steppe, open country, towards Abstract concepts,Body/Body parts,Locations/Buildings,Nature/Cosmological phenomena 6
šiptum (ḖN; KAxUD) incantation, spell Rituals/Religious practices,Verbal expressions,Written texts/Literary terms 15, 16
šumma if 12, 13, 14
ul not 15
ummum mother Kinship terms 11
ūmum I (UD) day, daily Time concepts 3
wašābum (v.) to sit, dwell 10
yā'um my, mine 15
Revision History
Wasserman, Nathan
Wasserman, Nathan
Transliteration, translation, commentary
Meltzer, Keren
Indices, semantics
Zilberg, Peter
indexing verbal forms
Oh, Malli
Bloch, Yigal
Online formatting and revision
Streck, Michael P.
Image, catalogue