TCL 06, 19 [weather forecasts]

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t.e. 1t.e. 1

ina a-mat d60 u an-tu₄ liš-lim

(t.e. 1) 1. By the command of Anu and Antu, may it go well.

Obverse
o 1o 1

ina SAG EN.TE.NA ina itiKIN lu ina itiDU₆ dGU₄.U₄ lu ddele-bat ina NIM IGI-MEŠ MU BI ŠEG₃ GAL₂ši

(o 1) (If) at the start of winter, in Ululu or in Tašritu, Mercury or Venus appears in the east: that year there will be rain.

o 22

ina SAG -šu₂ ina itiŠE lu ina itiBARA₂ dGU₄.U₄ lu ddele-bat ina ŠU₂ IGI-MEŠ MU BI ILLU GAL₂ši

(o 2) (If) at the start of summer in Addaru or Nisannu, Mercury or Venus appears in the west: that year there will be floods.

o 33

KI a-ḫa-a-meš ina NIM IGI-MEŠ ŠEG₃ NU GAL₂ši

(o 3) (If) they appear with one another in the east: there will not be rain.

o 44

KI a-ḫa-a-meš ina ŠU₂ IGI-MEŠ ILLU NU GAL₂ši

(o 4) (If) they appear with one another in the west: there will not be floods.

o 55

KUR₄-ma ŠEG₃ u ILLU MAḪ un-nu-ut i-ṣu

(o 5) (If the star) is bright: rain and heavy floods, (if) faint: few (rainsor floods).


o 66

šum₄-ma dGU₄.U₄ ina itiAB ina SAG ITI IGI-ma ŠEG₃ SURnun

(o 6) If Mercury appears in Ṭebetu at the start of the month and the rain rains: rain will be heavy on the 8th day of Ṭebetu. At the appearance of Mercury it will rain for 3 days.

o 77

ina itiAB U₄ 8-KAM ŠEG₃ ŠU₂ ina IGI.DU₈-AM₃ ša₂ dGU₄.U₄ ina 3 u₄-me SURnun

o 88

šum₄-ma ina 2i ina 4i šum₄-ma ina 5i ina 6i

(o 8) If (Mercury appears) on the 2nd, (it will rain) on the 4th. If on the 5th, (it will rain) on the 6th.

o 99

šum₄-ma U₄ 10-KAM U₄ 15-KAM ina 5šu₂ U₄ 15-KAM SURnun

(o 9) If on the 10 day (it will rain on) the 15th day. It will rain for a 5th of the 15th day.

o 1010

šum₄-ma U₄ 20-KAM ina 6šu₂ ša₂ u₄-mu 5/6u₂ ša₂ u₄-mu TA U₄ 20-KAM

(o 10) If on the 20th day (it will rain) for a 6th of a day (or) 5/6th of a day. From the 20th day many or few (rains or floods, whether Mercury is) faint or bright .

o 1111

ma-a-du u₃ i-ṣu SIG u₃ KUR


o 1212

šum₄-ma dGU₄.U₄ ina ITI EN.TE.NA ina SAG ITI IGI-ma ŠEG₃ SURnun

(o 12) If in a winter month Mercury appears at the start of the month and the rain rains: rain will rain on the 3rd day. Alternatively, rain will rain on every 4th day.

o 1313

U₄ 3-KAM ŠEG₃ SURnun KI.MIN U₄ 4-KAM.TA.AM₃ ŠEG₃ SURnun

o 1414

šum₄-ma U₄ 10-KAM TA U₄ 10-KAM a-na 3 u₄-mu u šal-šu₂ ša₂ u₄-mu

(o 14) If (Mercury appears) on the 10th day: (it will rain) from the 10th day for 3 days and a third of a day.

o 1515

ddele-bat ITI ILLU GAR.GAR-ma MEa GARan

(o 15) You put together Venus (and) the month of floods. You make a prediction (about it).


o 1616

dGU₄.U₄ aš₂-ša₂ U₄ 1-KAM ŠEG₃ SUR 7 14 21 SURnun

(o 16) Mercury. If on the 1st day the rain rains: it will rain on the 7th, 14th (and) 21st (day).


o 1717

dGU₄.U₄ IGI-ma ina 5 ŠEG₃ lu ILLU DU

(o 17) (If) Mercury appears and on the 5 (day) rain or flood comes: (there will be) rain and flood on every 5th (day).

o 1818

ina 5-TA.AM₃ ŠEG₃ u ILLU


o 1919

aš₂-<ša₂> dGU₄.U₄ lu ddele-bat lu dGENNA lu MUL BABBAR lu AN

(o 19) If Mercury or Venus or Saturn or the White Star (Jupiter) or Mars either stands in or approaches the Goatfish, Swallow (or) Scorpion: there will be cold (weather).

o 2020

ina mul₂MAŠ₂ mul₂SIM.MAḪ mul₂GIR₂.TAB lu GUBzu lu TEu₂ SED GAL₂

o 2121

aš₂-ša₂ dUDU.IDIM ina KI ŠEG₃ IGIru u₄-mu šu₂-a-tu₂ ŠEG₃ SUR

(o 21) If a planet appears in a sign of rain: that day it will rain.

o 2222

a-di muḫ-ḫi ša₂ TA lib₃-bi E₃u₂ DUNGU NU KU₅

(o 22) Until it emerges from inside (the sign), clouds will not be prevented.

o 2323

TU₁₅-MEŠ ŠEG₃ ŠEŠ-MEŠ-ma šum₄-ma ina lib₃-bi AN.GE₆ GARun

(o 23) Winds (and) rain will be paired. If it takes place in the middle of an eclipse: until it has set and (re)appeared from that constellation, the planet (and) everything that appeared in it, is for rain.

o 2424

a-di muḫ-ḫi <ša₂> TA dlu-maš šu₂-a-tu₂ ŠU₂u₂ u IGIru

o 2525

dUDU.IDIM ma-la ina lib₃-bi IGIru ana ŠEG₃


o 2626

DIB-MEŠ ša₂ dSAG.ME.GAR u dGU₄.U₄ KI a-ḫa-a-meš DIB-MEŠ

(o 26) Conjunctions with which Jupiter and Mercury cross one another.

o 2727

ŠEG₃ u ILLU GAL-MEŠ 15 u 2.30 KI-MEŠ ḪI.ḪI

(o 27) Great rain and floods. Left and right, you interchange the zodiacal signs.

o 2828

ina ni-ip-ṣu ŠEG₃ u ILLU gap-šu-tu

(o 28) In the nipṣu: heavy rain and flood.

o 2929

aš₂-ša₂ dSAG.ME.GAR ina mul₂UR.A u dGU₄.U₄ ina mul₂GU IGI lu ŠU₂u₂

(o 29) If Jupiter appears or sets in the Lion or Mercury in the Great One: in the signs of rain and flood, ditto.

o 3030

ina KI-MEŠ ša₂ ŠEG₃ u ILLU ŠU.BI..A.AM₃

o 3131

ŠEG₃ u ILLU ša₂ ni-ip-ṣu al-la DIBqu ba-ʾu a-na DU₃ KI-MEŠ ḪI.ḪI

(o 31) To try and work out the rain and flood of the nipṣu instead of the crossing: you interchange the zodiacal signs.


o 3232

DIB-MEŠ ša₂ dSAG.ME.GAR u dSAG. KI a-ḫa-a-meš DIB-MEŠ

(o 32) Conjunctions with which Jupiter and Saturn cross one another.

o 3333

a-na 2 u₄-mu 3 u₄-mu ŠEG₃ u ILLU MAḪ

(o 33) For 2 days (or) 3 days: rain and heavy flood.

o 3434

ina ni-ip-ṣu aš₂-ša₂ dSAG.ME.GAR ina mul₂UR.A u dGENNA ina mul₂GU GUB-MEŠ

(o 34) In the nipṣu if Jupiter stands in the Lion and Saturn (stands) in the Great One: you predict rain and flood for the lands. You predict a rise in business, an abundance of grain.

o 3535

ŠEG₃ u ILLU a-na KUR.KUR E NIM GANBA KAD₄ dNISABA DU₁₁.GA

o 3636

ki-i KI a-ḫa-a-meš ina mul₂GU.LA u mul₂UR.A GUB-MEŠ

(o 36) If they stand with one another in the Great One or the Lion: rain and floods. You predict a rise in business.

o 3737

ŠEG₃ u ILLU NIM GANBA DU₁₁.GA

o 3838

e-nu-ma dSAG.ME.GAR u dSAG. ina KI.GUB-šu₂-nu ka-a-a-ma-nu-ma GUB-MEŠ

(o 38) When Jupiter and Saturn stand in their positions constantly (and) the Moon or the Sun undergoes an eclipse with them: a severe famine will take place and the people will be greatly confused.

o 3939

d30 lu dUTU AN.GE₆ KI-šu₂-nu GARun

o 4040

U₂.GUG KALA GARan-ma ma-diš NAM.LU₂.U₁₈.LU in-[neš-ši]

Reverse
r 1r 1

ina ni-ip-ṣu ša₂ dSAG.ME.GAR ina mul₂UR.A AN ina mul₂GU ŠEG₃ MAḪ

(r 1) In the nipṣu of Jupiter in the Lion, Mars in the Great One: heavy rain.

r 22

ina mul₂KUN u₃ mul₂ABSIN KI.MIN<(ŠEG₃)> MAḪ

(r 2) In the Tails and the Furrow: ditto (heavy rain).

r 33

dSAG.ME.GAR ina MUL₂.MUL₂ dṣal-bat-a-nu ina mul₂GIR₂.TAB ILLU MAḪ

(r 3) (If) Jupiter becomes stationary in the Bristle, Mars in the Scorpion: heavy floods.

r 44

dSAG.ME.GAR ina mulŠU.GI lu MAŠ.TAB.BA GAL.GAL u AN ina mul₂PA GUB

(r 4) (If) Jupiter stands in the Old Man or the Great Twins, or Mars (stands) in Pabilsag: you predict rain and flood for the lands that month.

r 55

ITI BI ŠEG₃ u ILLU a-na KUR.KUR DU₁₁.GA

r 66

ina itiGAN dṣal-bat-a-nu ina mul₂PA IGI-ma ŠEG₃ u ILLU

(r 6) (If) in Kislimu Mars appears in Pabilsag: rain and floods.


r 77

ina E₁₁-ME u₄-mu ša₂ dSAG.ME.GAR ŠEG₃ u ILLU MAḪ-MEŠ KI-MEŠ ḪI.ḪI

(r 7) (If Mars appears) at the acronychal rising of Jupiter: heavy rain and floods. You interchange the zodiacal signs.

r 88

ina ni-ḫis-tu₄ EGIRtu₄ ša₂ dSAG.ME.GAR ŠEG₃ u ILLU GAL-MEŠ

(r 8) (If Mars appears) at the secondary stationary point of Jupiter: heavy rain and floods.

r 99

mul₂GU mul₂KUN mul₂MAŠ.TAB.BA GAL.GAL mul₂ALLA mul₂A mul₂ABSIN mul₂RIN₂

(r 9) (If Mars appears in) the Great One, the Tails, the Great Twins, the Crab, the Lion, the Furrow, the Scales and Lisi: it will greatly create (rain and floods). Jupiter in its rising and setting in the Crab, the Bristle, the Scales, the Great One, or the Tails creates rain and floods.

r 1010

u₃ mul₂LI₉.SI₄ ma-diš u₂-ban-ni dSAG.ME.GAR ina KUR u ŠU₂-šu₂

r 1111

ina mul₂ALLA MUL₂.MUL₂ mul₂RIN₂ mul₂GU u mul₂ZIB ŠEG₃ u ILLU u₂-ban-ni


r 1212

ina ni-ip-ṣu ša₂ dSAG.ME.GAR ina mul₂UR.A GUBzu

(r 12) In the nipṣu in which Jupiter stands in the Lion and Mercury appears in the Great One (and) either rises or sets: heavy rain.

r 1313

u₃ dGU₄.U₄ ina mul₂GU IGI lu KUR lu ŠU₂u₂ ŠEG₃ GAL

r 1414

-šum ša₂ dUDU.IDIM.GU₄.U₄ AN šum-šu₂

(r 14) Because the name of Mercury is AN.1


r 1515

dGU₄.U₄ u AN ina ŠU₂ ina mul₂ŠU.GI GUB-MEŠ ŠEG₃ u ILLU NIM.GIR₂ u GU₃ dIŠKUR

(r 15) (If) Mercury and Mars stand in the Old Man in the west: rain and floods, lightning and thunder.

r 1616

ina mul₂MAŠ.TAB.BA GAL.GAL ina ŠU₂ GUB-MEŠ-ma ŠEG₃ u ILLU

(r 16) (If) they stand in the Great Twins in the west: rain and floods.

r 1717

ina mul₂PA.BIL.SAG mul₂GU u mul₂KUN GUB-MEŠ-ma ŠEG₃ u ILLU

(r 17) (If) they stand in Pabilsag, the Great One, or the Tails: rain and floods.

r 1818

ina mul₂SIM.MAḪ ina NIM lu ina ŠU₂ GUB-MEŠ-ma ŠEG₃ u ILLU

(r 18) (If) they stand in the Swallow in the east or in the west: rain and floods.

r 1919

ina zap-pi mul₂MAŠ₂ ina KUR lu ina ŠU₂ GUB-MEŠ-ma SED dan-nu

(r 19) (If) the stand in the Bristle (or) the Goatfish in the east or in the west: severe cold.

r 2020

ina mul₂UR.A dṣal-bat-a-nu -ma TA SAG-šu₂ EN TIL-šu₂ KUM₂ru SED dan-nu

(r 20) (If) Mars becomes stationary in the Lion: from its beginning to its end, a heatwave (or) severe cold.

r 2121

dṣal-bat-a-nu ina mul₂UR.A IGI-ma KUM₂ru DU₁₁.GA

(r 21) (If) Mars appears in the Lion: you predict a heatwave.

r 2222

dGU₄.U₄ KI-šu₂ ina mul₂UR.A IGI-ma KUM₂ru GAL DU₁₁.GA

(r 22) (If) Mercury appears with it in the Lion: you predict a great heatwave.

r 2323

dSAG. KI-šu₂ ina mul₂UR.A IGI-ma KUM₂ru GAL DU₁₁.GA

(r 23) (If) Saturn appears with it in the Lion: you predict a great heatwave.

r 2424

dSAG. ina mul₂ŠU.GI u MUL₂ SA₅ IGI-ma KUM₂ru GAL DU₁₁.GA

(r 24) (If) Saturn appears and becomes stationary in the Old Man or the Red Star: you predict a great heatwave.


r 2525

DIB-MEŠ ša₂ ddele-bat u dGU₄.U₄ KI a-ḫa-a-meš DIB-MEŠ

(r 25) Conjunctions with which Venus and Mercury cross one another.

r 2626

lu ina NIM lu ina ŠU₂ ŠEG₃ u ILLU KI-MEŠ ḪI.ḪI

(r 26) Either in the east or in the west: rain and floods. You interchange the zodiacal signs.

r 2727

dGU₄.U₄ EGIR ddele-bat ina ŠU₂ NIM-ma lu DIM₄-ma EGIR dele-bat ŠEG₃ GAL

(r 27) (If) Mercury rises after Venus in the west or approaches (Venus) and later Venus becomes stationary: heavy rain. The Tigris and the Euphrates will bring their flood-waters.

r 2828

id₂IDIGNA u id₂BURANUN ILLU-šu₂-nu TUM₂-MEŠ

r 2929

aš₂-ša₂ dSAG.ME.GAR ina IGI mul₂LUGAL GUBzu

(r 29) If Jupiter stands in front of the King star: you predict Venus and Mercury in their conjunction with the constellations; rain and floods.

r 3030

ddele-bat u dGU₄.U₄ ina DIB-šu₂-nu KI lu-ma-šu₂ ŠEG₃ u ILLU DU₁₁.GA


(catchline)
r 3131

mul₂UR.ḪUN.GA₂ KI GANBA lu₂DAM.GAR₃

(r 31) The Hireling is the sign of business and merchants.

(colophon)
r 3232

IM md60—ŠEŠGAL₂ši DUMU ša₂ mki-dind60 lu₂ŠA₃.BAL.BAL mE₂.KURza-kir

(r 32) Tablet of Anu-ah-ušabši, son of Kidin-Anu, descendant of Ekur-zakir, incantation priest of Anu and Antu, Urukean. Hand of Ina-qibit-Anu, his son.

r 3333

lu₂MAŠ.MAŠ d60 u an-tu₄ UNUGkiu₂ qat₃ minaqi₂-bitd60 DUMU-A.NI

r 3434

UNUGki itiNE U₄ 12-KAM MU 1.24-KAM msi-lu-ku LUGAL

(r 34) Uruk, the 12 day of Abu, 1 24th year, Seleucus the king.

1 AN is usually a logogram of Ṣalbatanu , Mars.


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