CUSAS 10, 13

SEAL no. 1614

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Tablet Siglum
MS 2698/3
Schøyen Collection, Oslo
Genre / Classification
Hymns and Prayers, Ištar as Venus
Love Literature

CDLI No. P251711


1          [dS]în(EN.ZU)-ni-iš-tu-um ši-i it-ti a?!-[a?-mi?-iš? la] da-am-qi-iš a-a i-[t]a-wu-ú

2          i-ša-a-at mu-ši-ti-im a-a [it?-ta-á]š?-qú-ú

3          mi-im-ma e-la-am ša li-ib-bi-šu-nu a-a íp-ta-aš-ru-ú

4          ti-iz-qá-ar-tum ma-ra-at dSîn(EN.ZU) ra-bi-tum

5          be-el-tum ša e-ni-im šu-tu-ra-at ma-an-nu-um it-ti-ki ina!(Text: TA)-ma-[a]r!

6          i-pa-ar-í ki-nu-tim bēltum(NIN) ra-bi-at be-li ki be-le-ti

7          -tu li-ib-bi-im e-li-im [x x x] x e-li um-mi-im wa-li-ti-ki šu-tu-ra-at

8          mu-de-{UD}-ši! eq-li-im x [...]

9          [x x x x] x x [...]e-lu-tim li-za-a[m-me-ru]



Up. Ed.

1'         el-tum ki-it-tum ša pa-ar-í!

2'         šu-tu-ra-at ra-bi-iš ḫa-ma-ta! ṣí-ru-[tim]


1          A woman she is! May they not talk favorably with e[ach other(?)]!

2          May they not [kis]s(?) [each other] in the course of night!

3          May they not tell each other whatever is pure in their hearts!

4          Oh exalted one, great daughter of Sîn!

5          The mistress of the en, you are superior: who can be seen next to you?

6          A lady through true ordinances, the great one of the lord, how majestic you are!

7          [Conceived(?)] from a pure womb, you surpass your bearing mother!

8          The one(m.) that makes the field flourish

9          the pure … they will s[ing(?)].


Up. Ed.

1'–2'    The true goddess of ordinances, greatly superior, the head of the noble ones.

Word Translation Semantic Line
amārum (v.) G to see; catch sight of; N pass. of G, be found 5
awûm (v.) G to speak; Gt speak, discuss, negotiate 1
bēltum (NIN) lady, mistress, proprietress Social status/Groups/Professions 5, 6
bēlum (EN) lord, master, proprietor, owner Social status/Groups/Professions 6
damqum good Qualities/Attributes 1
ellum (KÙ.GA) pure, clear, sacred Qualities/Attributes 3,7,9
enum priest Social status/Groups/Professions 5
eqlum (A.ŠÀ) field, terrain Locations/Buildings 8
ḫammum I family head Kinship terms 2'
ilum (DINGIR) god, deity Deities/Divine sphere 1'
kīnum permanent, true, reliable Qualities/Attributes 6, 1'
libbum (ŠÀ) heart, mind; inner body Body/Body parts 3,7
mārtum (DUMU.MUNUS) daughter, girl Kinship terms 4
mimma anything, something; everything, all Abstract concepts 3,7
mu-di-{UD}-ši! ? 8
mušītum night(-time) Abstract concepts,Time concepts 2
parākum (v.) to lie across, obstruct, block 2
parṣum office, (cultic) ordinance, divine powers, rites Deities/Divine sphere,Locations/Buildings,Rituals/Religious practices 6
pašārum (v.) G to loosen, to dissolve; to release, to free, to solve, to dissipate, D dispel, disperse 3
rabûm (GAL) I big Qualities/Attributes 4,6,2'
šāt mūšim night time Time concepts 2
sinništum (MUNUS) woman Social status/Groups/Professions 1
ṣīrūtum supremacy Abstract concepts 2'
tizqārum (GAL.DI), tišqārum exalted, very high, outstanding Qualities/Attributes 4
ummum mother Kinship terms 7
wālittum one who gives/has given/is about to give birth Human activities/actions,Social status/Groups/Professions 7
watārum (v.) G to become outsize, surplus; D to enlarge, make great, maximize; Š to make increase, to make excessive 5, 7
zamārum (v.) to sing, to play Verbal expressions [9]
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Meltzer, Keren
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Wasserman, Nathan
Streck, Michael P.
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Wasserman, Nathan
Wasserman, Nathan
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Bloch, Yigal
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