RA 88, 161a

SEAL no. 7168

Images
  • Cavigneaux 1994 , 161Cavigneaux 1994 , 161
Copy / Photo
Tablet Siglum
M. 15289
Collection
Deir ez-Zor Museum, ?
Edition
Genre / Classification
Incantations, scorpion
Provenance
Mari (mod. Tell Ḥariri)
Notes

CDLI 472691 marks wrongly that the tablet is in the Musée d’Art et d’Histore, Geneva, registered as MAH 16016.

Text

1          a-la-ap er-ṣé-e-tim e-te-lum

2          bu-ru-um ek-du-um mu-na-ki-pu ša-am7-ru

3          qa-lu?!-um mu-ug-da-ru-um mu-na-x⌉-[…]

4          ša-am7-rum i-na ki-sa-a[l] ir⌉-[….]

5          ka-ri-iṣ-ma i-na Ap-si-im ṭi4-da-šu

6          ul-da-aš-šu a-su-ru-um na-aš-pa-ar mu-ti?!-[im]

7          zi-ba-sú gi-ri⌉(-)i    (-) ta-ri im-tam

8          ⌈qa⌉-[ar-ni i]-šu qa-qa-da ⌈ú-ul i-[šu]

9          [x x x x x x x] x x ir […]

 

Rev.

1'         ki-ma ši?-it? […]

2'         ši-ip-tum ú-ul i-ia-[t]um ši-pa-a[t dDa-mu?]      

3'         be-el ši-pa-tim ù dNin-kar-a[k? …]

4'         be-el-et ṣé-[ri-im …]

  
Translation

1          The bull of the earth, noble one,

2          frantic calf, constantly-goring, raging,

3          swift, pulling back, ...[

4          fierce in the courtyard ...[

5          In the Apsû its clay was pinched,

6          the footing of the wall bore it – the envoy of death.

7          Its tail is fire, carrying poison,

8          [It has] h[orns, it] has no head.

9          ... ... ...

 

Rev.

1'         ...

2'         The spell is not min[e], it is the spel[l of Damu(?)],

3'         the lord of spells and of Ninkara[k..],

4'         the lady of st[eppe(?)].

Vocabulary
Word Translation Semantic Line
alpum (GU4) bull, ox 1
Apsûm (ZU.AB) underground water (cosmic) Deities/Divine sphere,Nature/Cosmological phenomena 5
asurrûm lower course, footing (of wall) Locations/Buildings 6
bēl šipātim lord of incantations Social status/Groups/Professions 3'
bēlet ṣērim DN mistress of the field Deities/Divine sphere [4']
bēltum (NIN) lady, mistress, proprietress Social status/Groups/Professions 4'
būrum II calf, (bull) calf Fauna (domestic) 2
Damu DN [2']
Ninkarrak DN Deities/Divine sphere Rev. 3'
ekdum fierce 2
erṣetum (KI) earth, land, netherworld Nature/Cosmological phenomena 1
etellum (NIR) lord, prince, pre-eminent Social status/Groups/Professions 1
gīrum (dGÌRA) fire(god) Deities/Divine sphere 7
našparum II messenger, envoy Fabricated objects 6
imtum poison, venom Body/Body parts 7
išûm (v.) G to have [8]
karāṣum (v.) G to break off, pinch off 5
kīma like, as; when; that 1'
kisallum forecourt Abstract concepts 4
miqtum, meqtum fall, collapse Nature/Cosmological phenomena Rev. 10'
mugdarum retracting, pulling back Qualities/Attributes 3
munakkipum butting, goring Qualities/Attributes 2
mūtum death Abstract concepts,Diseases/Demons,Human activities/actions 6
našparum II messenger, envoy 6
qallum light; small Human activities/actions 3
qaqqadum (SAG; SAG.KI) head, capital Body/Body parts 8
qarnum (SI) horn [8]
šamrum fierce, furious Qualities/Attributes 2, 4
ṣērum (EDIN) back, upperside, steppe, open country, towards [4']
šiptum (ḖN; KAxUD) incantation, spell 2'
šittum sleep Human activities/actions [Rev. 1']
tarûm II (v.) G to lift up 7
ṭīdum clay, mud Materials 5
walādum (v.) G to give birth 6
yā'um my, mine 2'
zibbatum tail Body/Body parts 7
Revision History
Shlivinski, Rani
Transliteration, indices
31/05/07
Bo, Zhang
Web-indexing
08/04/10
Meltzer, Keren
Semantic
21/09/10
Wasserman, Nathan
Translation, commentary
14/10/10
Wasserman, Nathan
Web-formatting
14/10/10
Streck, Michael P.
Formatting
17/04/12
Zilberg, Peter
Indexing verbal forms
03/07/14
Oh, Malli
Indexing
19/10/14
Wasserman, Nathan
Edition, translation
03/11/18
Streck, Michael P.
Images, Catalogue
19/11/19