KBo 1, 18j

SEAL no. 7295

Images
  • VAT 7425 col. iv (Vorderaisatisches Museum, Berlin)VAT 7425 col. iv (Vorderaisatisches Museum, Berlin)
  • Figulla/Weidner 1916 , 18 col. ivFigulla/Weidner 1916 , 18 col. iv
Copy / Photo
Tablet Siglum
VAT 7425
Collection
Vorderasiatisches Museum, Berlin
Genre / Classification
Incantations, Scorpions
Provenance
Hattuša (mod. Boghazköy)
Notes

Incantation to "catch" a scorpion.

 

4-sided prism. For prisms (in school texts, school models), cf. Roth 1979; Spada 2011.

Text

Side D

 

14’       [É?].NI.IN.NU.ÚR.RU ÁŠ.GI.GAL.LA ⸢GUB⸣.BA

15’       ‹d›?GÌR-qa-an SAG ù ka-bi-tù d‹NIN›.EDIN!

16’       er-te ši-ik-ka-ta-am-ma

17’       ar-ku-ús pu-⸢ur⸣-ra qa-an-ni-šu a-na pa-ti-e!(A)

18’       si-ib-ba-as-sú a-na tu-ur-ri-i

19’       ú-ul ad-di-in-šu dŠÚ.ḪAL dBÁḪAR

20’       ša GÍR!?.TAB ṣa-ba-tim

Translation

14’       INCANTATION: He (i.e., the scorpion) who stands ready (to attack) in the great reed hut!

15’       (O) foremost Sumuqan and important Bēlet-ṣēri!

16’       I drive in (him) a peg

17’       and I bind its purru! To open its pincers

18’       to curl its tail

19’       I do not allow it! (By) DN1 (and) DN2!

20’       (INCANTATION) to seize a scorpion.

Vocabulary
Word Translation Semantic Line
ašarēdum (SAG.KAL) first and foremost, pre-eminent, leader 15'
BAḪAR DN 19'
Bēlet-ṣēri (dNIN.EDIN) DN 15'
ŠÚ.ḪAL DN 19'
Enenura enurru incantation 14'
izuzzum (v.) (GUB) G to stand; Gtn iter. of G 14'
kabtum heavy, substantial, honoured, distinguished 15'
nadānum (v.) (SUM) G to give, bestow 19'
petûm II (v.) G to open, expose 17'
qannum II, qarnum horn 17'
qanûm (GI) reed, cane 14'
rabûm (GAL) I big 14'
rakāsum (v.) G to bind 17'
retûm (v.) to drive in, fix 16'
ṣabātum (v.) (DAB5) G to seize, take, hold 20'
Šakkan (dŠakkan, dŠákkan) DN 15'
sikkatum I (šikkatum) peg, nail (of wood or metal), part of a lock 16'
tarûm II (v.) G to lift up 18'
zibbatum tail 18'
zuqiqīpum, zuqaqīpum (GÍR.TAB) scorpion 20'
Revision History
Hess, Christian W.
Cataloguing
01/01/12
Zomer, Elyze
Additions
15/02/13
Streck, Michael P.
Catalogue
11/03/13
Zomer, Elyze
Additions
14/11/13
Zomer, Elyze
Zomer, Elyze
28/06/17
Wasserman, Nathan
Web-formatting
28/06/17
Streck, Michael P.
Images, catalogue
18/12/19