AMD 14, 191b

SEAL no. 7154

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  • Farber 2018, 191A 633
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Tablet Siglum
A 633
Measurements
circumference
10.1 x 6.7 x 2.9
cm
Collection
Oriental Institute, Chicago
Edition
Genre / Classification
Incantations, maškadum
Provenance
Adab (mod. Tell Bismya)
Notes

The tablet begins with a Hurrian(?) incantation (ll. 1–7): al-ri-ši-ab ta-ar-zu-wa-ni x [... ...] / a-zi-ni-en zu IGI?/PI?+KUR a-ni-en pa-aḫ-me-ni-e[n?] / m[u?-...] / tu-di ba-da-ni ú-di ba-da-n[i] / al-ri di-ki-ib-ti ba-da-ni / ḫa-PI-ma-ḫa-at tu-di ba-da-ni / ib-ḫa-ni ba-ni [a]d? lu?-du-ti ru-ri ka-ra-ni ta-aḫ-PI-da / ši-ab ši-ab uš-ta am-ta-ri. This incantation is echoed in the first colophon, on l. 16: ḫa-ap-pa-ḫa-zi ḫa-la-di? ḫa-pa-ḫa-zi.

Note the Southern orthography /pi/ (l. 10).

Text

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ma-aš-ka-du-um ma-aš-ka-du-um ú-la ma-aš-ra šu-ú-um

iš-tu ša-mi ur-da-am

10 i-na ši-it-pi-im ma-an-za-zu-šu

11 i-na ki-bi-is al-pi-i-im ma-a-a-al-šu

12 e-re-eb bu-li-im i-ru-ab wa-ṣú bu-li-im iṣ-ṣí

13 ú-ta-mi-ka AN ù An-tum a-šar ta-aṣ-ba-tu

14 lu tu-wa-ša!-ar tu-en-ni-in-nu-ri

15 ṣí-i ma-aš-ka-du ṣí šu-ḫu-ur

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16 ḫa-ap-pa-ḫa-zi ḫa-la-di? ḫa-pa-ḫa-zi

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17 ka-inim-ma ir-ri i-ša-ru-tim

Translation

maškadum! maškadum! – not maškadum (Text: mašra) šuʾum (is its name)!

9 It came down from heaven.

10–11 In the pit is its location, in the track of the bull is its laying.

12–13 It enters with the entering of the herd; it goes out with the going out of the herd.

13–14 I invoke on you (the name of) An and Antum: wherever you have grasped you will release!

14 (Incantation formula)

15 Leave, maškadum, leave! Become still!  

Vocabulary
Word Translation Semantic Line
alpum (GU4) bull, ox Fauna (domestic) 11
Antum DN Deities/Divine sphere 13
Anum DN Deities/Divine sphere 13
būlum (MÁŠ.ANŠE) animals, livestock Fauna (domestic),Fauna (wild) 12
erēbum entering, arrival Abstract concepts,Verbal expressions 12
erēbum (v.) G to enter, come in; Š cause to enter, bring in 12
kibsum track, footprint, way Body/Body parts,Nature/Cosmological phenomena 11
maškadum disease (kind of); illness of the joints (a kind of), arthritis? Diseases/Demons 8, 15
mayyālum bed, resting place Fabricated objects,Locations/Buildings 11
mazzāzum, manzāzum position, abode, location Abstract concepts 10
ṣabātum (v.) (DAB5) G to seize, take, hold 13
šamû I (AN) sky, heaven Nature/Cosmological phenomena 9
šitpum pit, excavation Locations/Buildings,Nature/Cosmological phenomena 10
šuḫarrurum (v.) to be deathly still 15
šuḫûm disease (a kind of) Diseases/Demons 8
tamûm (v.) G to swear; D swear, bind by oath 13
warādum (v.) G to go down, descend; Gt to go down, descend; Š to send, take, bring down 9
wašārum (v.) G to sink down; D to release, set free 14
waṣûm (v.) G to go out, depart; Š caus. of G 12, 15
Revision History
Wasserman, Nathan
Web-formatting
11/06/12
Wasserman, Nathan
Indexing
12/06/12
Wasserman, Nathan
Transliteration, translation, commentary
12/06/12
Wasserman, Nathan
web-formatting
18/09/14
Oh, Malli
Indexing
19/10/14
Wasserman, Nathan
Corrections (edition)
25/06/19