CUSAS 32, 28a

SEAL no. 7056

  • MS 3067 (CDLI P252076)MS 3067 (CDLI P252076)
  • George 2016, 28George 2016, 28
Copy / Photo
28 (copy)
Tablet Siglum
MS 3067
9.8 x 5.0 x 2.6
Schøyen Collection, Oslo
141 (II.G.1)
Genre / Classification
Incantations, childbirth

CDLI No. P252076


1          ⌈i-[na me]-⌈e⌉ na-ki-im ib-[ba-ni (e-ṣe-em-tum)]

2          i-na me-e ap-sí-im⌉ ru-qú-t[im]

3          i-na me-e a-a-ba ti-me-tim ra-a[p-ša-tim]

4          a-ša-ar ma-am-ma-an la <i>-du-[ú]

5          qé-re-eb-ša ṣe-eḫ-ru-um ku-u[s-sà-a]

6          i-da-šu ka-at-ma i-na-a⌉-[šu]

7          mu-ṣa-a-am i-še20-e⌉-[am]

8          i-mu-ur-šu-ú-ma dAsar-lú-[ḫi]

9          ip-te-šum ṭù-da-am pa-[d]a-n[a-am]

10        iš-ku-un-šu[m]

11        ša-ki-in-kum pa-da-nu-u[m]

12        pe-ti-ku-um ṭù-ú-d[u-um]

13        wa-aš-ba-at-ku-um Bēlet-ilī(dM[AḪ])

14        ba-ni-a-at a-wi-lu-tim

15        ⌈mi-it-ḫa-aṭ [i]t-ti e-ṣe-em-tim

16        ù ši-ir-ḫa-ni-im

17        ki-ma da-di-im

18        šu-lu-up ra-ma-an-ka

19        KA-inim-ma [a-li-it]-tum  


1          In the fluid of conception the [substance] was cr[eated].

2–3      In the water of the Apsû, so remote, in the water of the ocean, the seas, so wi[de],

4–5      (in) a place whose interior nobody knows,

5–7      the baby, his hands are bound, his eyes are covered. He is looking for the way out.

8          (There) Asarluḫi noticed him.

9–10    He opened for him the road, set for him the path, (saying:)

11–12  “The path is set for you! The road is open for you!

13–14  Bēlet-ilī is sitting for you, the creatrix of mankind:

15–16  wrestle with substance and tissue!

17–18  Pull out yourself like a good boy!”

19        Incantation (for) [a woman giving bir]th.

Word Translation Semantic Line
a(y)yabba the sea Nature/Cosmological phenomena 3
ālidum (fem. ālittum) parent; a woman giving birth Social status/Groups/Professions 19
amārum (v.) G to see; catch sight of; N pass. of G, be found 8
Apsûm (ZU.AB) underground water (cosmic) Deities/Divine sphere,Nature/Cosmological phenomena 2
Asarluḫi/Asalluḫi DN Deities/Divine sphere 8
ašrum (KI) place, site Locations/Buildings 4
awīlūtum humanity, mankind Abstract concepts 14
banûm (v.) G to build, create; N be created, made 1
bānûm, f. bānîtum creator, begetter Fauna (wild) 14
Bēlet-ilī (DINGIR.MAḪ) DN Deities/Divine sphere 13
dādum I darling, favorite, sexual attractiveness Human activities/actions,Social status/Groups/Professions 17
edûm (v.) G to know 4
eṣemtum (uzuGÌR.PAD.DU) bone Body/Body parts 1, 15
idum (Á) arm; side; strength; wage Body/Body parts 6
īnum (IGI) eye Body/Body parts 6
itti with 15
kasûm III (v.) G to bind; G~D bind person, animal, limb 5
katāmum (v.) G to cover, close 6
kīma like, as; when; that 17
maḫāṣum (v.) G to beat, strike; Gt to fight with each other 15
mamman somebody, who(so)ever Personal prons. 4
mû I (A(.MEŠ)) water Food/Drink,Nature/Cosmological phenomena 1, 2, 3
mūṣûm exit, way out, outlet 7
niākum (v.) G to have sexual intercourse 1
padānum way, path Locations/Buildings 9, 11
petûm II (v.) G to open, expose 9, 12
qerbum centre, interior Abstract concepts,Locations/Buildings 5
ramānum self Abstract concepts,Body/Body parts,Personal prons. 18
rapšum wide, extended 3
rūqum distant Abstract concepts 2
šakānum (v.) (GAR) to put, place, lay down 10, 11
šalāpum (v.) G to pull out, unsheathe 18
ṣeḫrum I (LÚ.TUR) little, young, junior-; small, child, servant, baby Qualities/Attributes,Social status/Groups/Professions 5
šer'ānum, šir'ānum (SA) vein, artery, ligament, tendon, nerve, sinew Body/Body parts 16
še'ûm (v.) G to seek, call on 7
tiāmtum, tâmtum (A.AB.BA) sea, lake Nature/Cosmological phenomena 3
ṭūdum way, path Locations/Buildings 9, 12
wašābum (v.) to sit, dwell 13
Revision History
Wasserman, Nathan
Cataloguing and corrections
Tulaikova, Yulia
Additions to Notes
Tulaikova, Yulia
Tulaikova, Yulia
Streck, Michael P.
Images, catalogue