CUSAS 32, 27a

SEAL no. 7178

Images
  • Ms 2791 (Schøyen Collection, Oslo)Ms 2791 (Schøyen Collection, Oslo)
  • George 2016, 27George 2016, 27
Copy / Photo
27 (photo, copy)
Pl. LXXIII-LXXV
Tablet Siglum
MS 2791
Measurements
circumference
15.0 x 7.0 x 3.0
cm
Collection
Schøyen Collection, Oslo
Edition
109–110 (II.D.8)
Genre / Classification
Incantations, snake
Provenance
Unknown
Notes

CDLI No. P251837

Text
obv.

1          e-ti-iq ti-tu-ra-am

2          ú-ṣi na-ṣa-ba-am

3          aṣ-ba-at ku-ur-ši-da-am

4          ṣerri(muš) la ši-ip-tim

5          ši-in-na-šu mi-ir-me-er-ru-um

6          li-ša-[a]n-šu ḫe-e-ri-nu-um

7          pa-ap-pa-al-li-ib-bi-šu
8          a-ga-ar-ga-ru-um

9          ù li-ib-ba-šu

10        pu-lu-úḫ-ta-am ma-lu-ú

11        aṣ-ba-at ṣerram(muš) na-pi-ša-ni-a-am

12        ú-bu-ur-ri-iš i-la-ak

13        ⌈ùna-wi-ra-am

14        [ṣe]rri([m]uš) la ši-ip-tim

15        [a]ṣ-ba-at ku-up-pi-a-am

16        [s]à/a-bi-a-am a-la-al-ti-a-am

17        [d]a?-qá-am ṣerri(muš) me-e

18        [mu]-uš-ta-ḫi-ṭa-am ṣerri(muš) gušūrim(giš-ùr)

19        [mu-u]t-ta-aḫ-li-il-lam ṣerri(muš) a-pa­-tim

20        [qá-a]l-la-am ṣerri(muš) bu-li-a-tim

21        [aṣ-ba-a]t ṣa-al-ma-am ṣerri(muš) karānim(geštin)

22        [aṣ-ba-a]t pi-i šerrī(muš)ḫá ka-la-ma

23        [aṣ-ba-a]t zi-ib-ba-ti-šu-nu

24        [bi-ri-it] ši-ta ur-ba-tim ú-ru-ma
25        [x (x) x] ur-ba-tim      
26        [x (x) x ]x-um ar-ku-us

27        [x x x x x] ⌈x x⌉ ba-aš-ma-am

28        [x x x x x x x x] a-la-al-tim

gap
rev.

1'                                 …] ⌈x⌉

2'                     . . . ]x du ša?]

3'         [x x x x x ]x li-bi-it-[t]um?

4'         [x x x x x] ša-ḫa-ar-ru-um

5'         [x x x x ]x mu-ut-tum           

6'                                 . . .]x-ti
7'                                 . . .]-im
8'                                 . . .]-ia
9'         [TU6] én-⌈è⌉-nu-ru

10'       [ K]A.inim.m[a m]u[š?]-kam 

Translation

1       It crossed a bridge,

2       it came out of a drain- pipe:

3       I seized the viper,

4       a snake impervious to spells,

5       whose twin fangs were a (lightning) flash,

6       whose tongue was sword-grass,

7       whose scutes

8       were fish-spawn

9       and whose inside

10     was full of horror.

11     I seized a sniffer snake

12    (as) it was moving through the fields,

13    and a shiny

14    snake impervious to spells,

15   [I] seized an eel-(snake),

16    a sabi'um-snake, an alalti'um-snake,

17    a little water-snake,

18    a snake climbing into the rafters,

19    a snake slithering through the windows,

20    a little snake of the wood-pile,
21    [I seized] a black snake of the vineyard:

22    [I seized] the mouths of all snakes.

23    [I seized] their tails,

24     I led (them) [between] two rushes,

25    [ ] rushes

26    [ ] x I tied [...]

 

 

Continuation too damaged for translation, then:

 

 

rev. 9'   [Tu]-Enenuru-spell.

rev. 10'   Incantation formula against [snakes.]

Vocabulary
Word Translation Semantic Line
aburriš on a green meadow Nature/Cosmological phenomena 12
agargarûm fish spawn Fauna (wild) 8
alākum (v.) (DU) G to go, walk; Gt go off, away; Gtn wander, go repeatedly, roam about, walk Written texts/Literary terms 12
alaltī'um kind of snake Fauna (wild) 16, 28
aptum window, window opening Fabricated objects 19
bašmum snake, horned viper, horned viper (Cerastes cerastes), mythical poisonous snake Diseases/Demons,Fauna (wild) 27
birīt between, among 24
bulûm firewood, dry wood and reed Materials 20
daqqum small 17
etēqum (v.) G to go past, cross over; Gtn iter.; Š caus. of G 1
gušūrum tree-trunk, beam, log Materials 18
ḫerīnum ḫerīnum-weed, kind of grass
kalāma all (of it) Abstract concepts 22
karānum (GEŠTIN) vine, wine Food/Drink 21
kuppûm eel? Fauna (wild) 15
kursimtum, kursiddum kind of snake Fauna (wild) 3
libbum (ŠÀ) heart, mind; inner body Body/Body parts 9
libittum (SIG4) brick, mudbrick Fabricated objects 3'
lišānum tongue (of flame), tongue, language Body/Body parts 6
malûm I full, complete, sated Qualities/Attributes 10
birbirrū radiance; sparkle, flash Nature/Cosmological phenomena 5
mû I (A(.MEŠ)) water Food/Drink,Nature/Cosmological phenomena 17
muštaḫḫiṭum a jumping one (snake) 18
muttaḫlilum a creeping one (snake); sneak-thief Human activities/actions 19
napīšānī'um sniffer (?) 11
naṣṣabum, nuṣṣabum drain pipe Fabricated objects 2
nāwirum a shining one (snake) 13
papān libbi diaphragm, belly Body/Body parts 7
puluḫtum fear(someness) Abstract concepts 10
pûm I (KA) mouth, statement, command, opening Body/Body parts 22
qallum light; small 20
rakāsum (v.) G to bind 26
ṣabātum (v.) (DAB5) G to seize, take, hold 3, 11, 15, 21, 22, 23
sabī'um kind of snake Fauna (wild) 16
šaḫarrum a net for carrying straw, barley Fabricated objects 4'
ṣalmum (GI6) I black, dark 21
ṣerrum I (MUŠ) snake Fauna (wild) 4, 11, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
šina II two Abstract concepts 24
šinnum tooth Body/Body parts 5
šiptum (ḖN; KAxUD) incantation, spell Rituals/Religious practices,Verbal expressions,Written texts/Literary terms 4, 14
titūrum bridge Fabricated objects 1
urbatum rush, reed Flora 24, 25
warûm (v.) G to lead, conduct; Gtn iter. guide, steer, administer 24
waṣûm (v.) G to go out, depart; Š caus. of G 2
zibbatum tail Body/Body parts 23
Revision History
Wasserman, Nathan
Cataloguing
25/09/17
Wasserman, Nathan
Cataloguing and corrections
26/07/17
Tulaikova, Yulia
Additions to Notes
29/10/17
Tulaikova, Yulia
Cataloguing
14/11/17
Tulaikova, Yulia
Indexing
12/06/18
Streck, Michael P.
Images, catalogue
12/12/19