Fs. Wilcke 62

SEAL no. 7180

Images
  • Sb 12360 (Louvre)Sb 12360 (Louvre)
  • Cavigneaux 2003, 62Cavigneaux 2003, 62
Copy / Photo
Tablet Siglum
Sb 12360
Collection
Louvre, Paris
Edition
Genre / Classification
Incantations, reptile
Provenance
Susa (mod. Shush)
Notes

Note the mistake in the accession number in the title of Cavigneaux 2003: 61. The correct number is Sb 12360 (as on p.62).

CDLI No. P414447.

Text

1       [í]d-⌈ug⌉-lá-at! ú-li-is-sú

2       ídÙ-la-a ú-ra-ab-bi-i-šu

3       ša-pa-al šu-up-pa-a-tim na-a-di ki-i ba-aš-mi

4       qa-aq-qa-as-sú ki-i e-ṣi-it-ti-im

5       [zi]-ib-ba-ta-a-šu ki-i bu-ka-nim

6       [id]-di-iš-šum dAdad(IŠKUR) ri-gi-im-šu dNergal(GÌR.UN[U.GAL])

7       [(x)]xBÍL ša AN pí-ta-aš-šu-lam id-di-iš-š[um]

8       [ú-ta]m-mi-ka d4-tár ù dDumu-zi

9       [be?]-ra-a ù ṣú-up-pa-a la qè-e-re-ba-am 

Translation

1         The river Tigris bore it,

2         The river Ulay raised it.

3         It is lying like a viper under the rushes.

4         Its head is like a pestle,

5         Its tail (Lit. two tails) is like a (mortar)-pounder.

6         Adad bestowed it with its scream, Nergal

7         the ... of the sky(?), bestowed it with crawling.

8         I conjure you by Ištar and Dumuzi

9         not to draw near to me (even to a distance of) one league and sixty cubits!

Vocabulary
Word Translation Semantic Line
Adad (dIŠKUR) DN Deities/Divine sphere 6
Anum DN Deities/Divine sphere 7
bašmum snake, horned viper, horned viper (Cerastes cerastes), mythical poisonous snake Diseases/Demons,Fauna (wild) 3
bērum III (DANNA) double hour, league Abstract concepts 9
bukānum pestle (wooden) Fabricated objects 5
Dumuzi DN Deities/Divine sphere 8
esittum pestle Flora 4
Idiglat GN, Tigris GN 1
Ištar DN Deities/Divine sphere 8
nadānum (v.) (SUM) G to give, bestow 6, 7
nadûm III (v.) G to throw down, lay down; N to be rejected 3
Nergal DN Deities/Divine sphere 6
pitaššulum crawling on all fours Qualities/Attributes 7
qaqqadum (SAG; SAG.KI) head, capital Body/Body parts 4
qerēbum (v.) G to be(come) close, approach 9
rigmum voice, cry, noise Emotions/Feelings,Human activities/actions,Verbal expressions 6
šuppān 60 cubits Abstract concepts 9
šuppatum rush, sedge? Abstract concepts 3
tamûm (v.) G to swear; D swear, bind by oath 8
Ulâ GN, river GN 2
walādum (v.) G to give birth 1 ,2
zibbatum tail Body/Body parts 5
Revision History
Bo, Zhang
Web-indexing
05/04/10
Meltzer, Keren
Semantic
29/09/10
Wasserman, Nathan
Transliteration, translation, commentary
30/09/10
Wasserman, Nathan
Web-formatting
30/09/10
Zilberg, Peter
Indexing verbal forms
04/06/14
Oh, Malli
Indexing
19/10/14
Streck, Michael P.
Images, catalogue, file name
12/12/19