ZA 71, 62b

SEAL no. 7051

Images
  • BM 122691 rev. (British Museum)BM 122691 rev. (British Museum)
  • BM 122691 obv. (British Museum)BM 122691 obv. (British Museum)
  • Farber 1981 , 62Farber 1981 , 62
Copy / Photo
62 (copy)
Tablet Siglum
BM 122691 (1931-4-13, 4)
Measurements
circumference
8.9 x 6.4
cm
Collection
British Museum, London
Genre / Classification
Incantations, baby
Notes

CDLI No. P274698 (no photo).

For the provenance of Tel Duweihes, cf. Farber 1981, 61 ("fantasy name"? but see Cunningham 1997, 99 n. 4 - Walker's personal communication).

Text

 Rev.

ṣe-eḫ-ru-um wa-ši-ib bi-it ek-[le-tim]

lu ta-ta-ṣa-am ta-ta-ma-ar n[u-ur dUTU]

a-mi-in ta-ba-ki a-mi-in tu-g[a?-ag?]

4 ul-li-ki-a a-mi-in la ta-ab-[ki-(i?)]  

5 ì-lí bi-tim te-ed-ki ku-sa-ri-[k]u-u[m] i-gi-il-TIM

6 ma-nu-um id-ki-a-ni

7 ma-nu-um ú-ga-li-ta-ni

8 ṣe-eḫ-ru-um id-ki-ka ṣe-eh-ru-um ú-ga-li-it-ka   

9 ki-ma ša-tu-ù ka-ra-ni-im

10 ki-ma ma-ar sà-bi-tim

11 li-im-qù-ta-šum ši-tum

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12 ši-ip-tum ša ṣe-eḫ-ri-im nu-ùḫ-ḫi-im

Translation

Rev.

1 Oh baby, (once) a dweller of the House of Darkness:

2 You have now come out, you have now seen the li[ght of Šamaš]!

3 Why are you crying, why are you screaming?

4 There, why did you not cry?

5 You have awakened the god(s) of the house, the Kusarikkum has aroused, (saying):

6–7 “who has awakened me? who has aroused me?”

8 - The baby has awakened you, the baby has aroused you!

9–10 Like (over) drinker(s) of beer, like (over) a son of an ale tender -

11 May sleep fall over him.

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12 Incantation to quiet a baby.

Vocabulary
Word Translation Semantic Line
agāgum (v.) G to be(come) furious; D to be angry [3]
amārum (v.) G to see; catch sight of; N pass. of G, be found 2
ammīnim why 3, 4
bakûm (v.) G to weep, cry 3, [4]
bīt eklētim (É.GI6) dark chamber, underworld Locations/Buildings 1
dekûm (v.) G to raise, wake up, call up, unleash, move (to), shift 5, 6, 8
galātum (v.) G to tremble, shiver; D to frighten 7, 8
ili bītim god of the house Deities/Divine sphere 5
karānum (GEŠTIN) vine, wine Food/Drink 9
kīma like, as; when; that 9, 10
kusarikkum bison, a star Fauna (domestic) 5
mannum who?, who 6, 7
maqātum (v.) G to fall, drop; Š caus. of G 11
mārum (DUMU) boy, son, descendant Kinship terms,Social status/Groups/Professions 10
nagaltûm (v.) N to awake, wake up 5
nuḫḫum calm(ed) Human activities/actions 12
nūrum I (ZÁLAG) light Abstract concepts,Nature/Cosmological phenomena [2]
sābītum ale-wife, female brewer Social status/Groups/Professions 10
Šamaš, šamšum (dUtu) DN, sun [2]
šātûm drinker Human activities/actions 9
ṣeḫrum I ((LÚ).TUR) little, young, junior-; small, child, servant, baby Qualities/Attributes,Social status/Groups/Professions 1, 8, 12
šiptum (ḖN; KAxUD) incantation, spell 12
šittum sleep Human activities/actions 11
ullikī'am there 4
wāšibum sitting, dwelling; inhabitant 1
waṣûm (v.) G to go out, depart; Š caus. of G 2
Revision History
Shlivinski, Rani
Transliteration, indices
21/06/07
Wasserman, Nathan
Web-formatting
16/12/09
Wasserman, Nathan
Translation, commentary
16/12/09
Bo, Zhang
Web-indexing
16/12/09
Meltzer, Keren
Semantics
08/10/10
Wasserman, Nathan
Corrections
27/10/10
Wasserman, Nathan
Photography, web-imaging
08/03/12
Streck, Michael P.
Catalogue
28/10/13
Oh, Malli
Indexing
19/10/14
Streck, Michael P.
Images, Catalogue
02/08/19
Streck, Michael P.
Catalogue
12/12/19