YOS 11, 5b

SEAL no. 7174

  • YBC 4616 (Yale Babylonian Collection)YBC 4616 (Yale Babylonian Collection)
  • YBC 4616 obv. (Yale Babylonian Collection)YBC 4616 obv. (Yale Babylonian Collection)
  • YBC 4616 rev. (Yale Babylonian Collection)YBC 4616 rev. (Yale Babylonian Collection)
  • Van Dijk 1985, 5Van Dijk 1985, 5
  • Van Dijk 1985, 5 rev. lower partVan Dijk 1985, 5 rev. lower part
Copy / Photo
Tablet Siglum
YBC 4616
Yale Babylonian Collection, New Haven
Genre / Classification
Incantations, worm (leeches)

CDLI No. P274696.

Coll. Farber, YOS 11, p. 61.

Followed by a foreign language incantation.

First photo Klaus Wagensonner.


9         i-nu-ma dGu-la il-li-ku mu-tu-tam kal-bu il-li-ku wa-ar-ki-i-ša

10         tu-li-a-tum i-dam ia-ši-im su-up-pu ù ṣú-ḫu-um ša il-li-ku wa-ar-ki-ša i-[n]u-ma dEN.ZU iš-tu NIBRUki ú-ṣi-a-am

11         ú-wa-aš-še-e[r zu?/ku?-u]b-ba-am ù zuqiqīpam (GÍR.TAB) a-na qá-aq-qá-di-im m[u!-n]am! a-na ap-pí ṣe-eḫ-ri-im bé-li it-ta-di

12         ṣe-eḫ-rum la i-de-a-am mu-ru-us-su la i-de-a-am ta-ni-ḫi-šu ⌈ta-az⌉-zi-qí-šu

13         ak-nu-uk ap-pa-am ù ḫa-sí-sà-am ak-nu-uk ši-pi-a-tim ša mu-ḫi-i-šu ša Al-la-tum ú!(Text:i)-ra-am-mu-šu

14         i-di-a-am a-na bi-ri-tu tu-li-ša ši-ip-tum ú-ul ia-a-tum ši-pa-at dGu-la 


9         When Gula was walking in bravery, (her) dogs were walking behind her.

10        - “Worms ! to (my) side ! to me !” Prayer(s) and Laughter that were walking behind her.

10–11 When Sîn came out of Nippur he released the [fly( ?) /ee]l( ?) and the scorpion to the head. My lord threw the larva to the child’s nose.

12         May the child not experience (any more of) his illness, may he not experience (any more of) his distress, (of) his anxiety !

13 I have sealed (his) nose and (his) ear. I have sealed the sutures of his skull that Allatum has loosened.

14         She threw (him ? it ?) in between her breast. This incantation is not mine : (it is) the incantation of Gula.

Word Translation Semantic Line
Allatum DN Deities/Divine sphere 13
appum nose, tip, crown (of tree) Body/Body parts 11, 13
edûm (v.) G to know; D to cause to know 12
Gula DN Deities/Divine sphere 9, 14
ḫasīsum ear, wisdom Body/Body parts 13
idum (Á) arm; side; strength; wage Body/Body parts 10
kalbum (UR.GI7) dog Fauna (domestic),Fauna (wild) 9
kanākum (v.) G to seal 13
muḫḫum skull, top, head Body/Body parts 13
mūnum larva, caterpillar Fauna (wild) 11
murṣum (TU.RA) illness, sorrow, distress Diseases/Demons,Human activities/actions 12
mutūtum manliness, bravery Human activities/actions 9
nadûm III (v.) G to throw down, lay down; N to be rejected 11, 14
Nippur GN GN 10
qaqqadum (SAG; SAG.KI) head, capital Body/Body parts 11
ramûm (v.) G to slacken, become loose; D release, let go 13
ṣeḫrum I ((LÚ).TUR) little, young, junior-; small, child, servant, baby Qualities/Attributes,Social status/Groups/Professions 11, 12
Sîn DN Deities/Divine sphere 10
šipītum, šibītum, pl. f. šibiātum suture, seam (of skull) Body/Body parts 13
ṣūḫum, ṣuḫḫum laugh, laughter, love play Human activities/actions 10
supûm, suppûm prayer Rituals/Religious practices 10
tānēḫum moaning, distress Emotions/Feelings 12
tazzīqum vexation, anxiety Human activities/actions 12
tûltum worm, leech Fauna (wild) 10
tulûm breast Body/Body parts 14
warki behind, after Time concepts 9, 10
wašārum (v.) G to sink down; D to release, set free 11
waṣûm (v.) G to go out, depart; Š caus. of G 10
zubbum fly Fauna (wild) 11
zuqiqīpum, zuqaqīpum (GÍR.TAB) scorpion Fauna (wild) 11
Revision History
Wagschal, Avigail
Transliteration, indices
Wasserman, Nathan
Translation, commentary
Bo, Zhang
Meltzer, Keren
Wasserman, Nathan
Zilberg, Peter
Indexing verbal forms
Oh, Malli
Streck, Michael P.
Images, catalogue
Zomer, Elyze
Streck, Michael P.
Image, catalogue