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  • SpTU 2, 038

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SpTU 2, 038

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11

BE iz-[bu TÙN-šú ina maš-kán MUR-šú šá ZAG GARat LUGAL MAR.TU]ki LUGAL URIki i-dak

(1) “If an an[omaly’s stomach is located at the place of its right lung, the king of Amurr]u will kill the king of Akkad” (= Šumma Izbu XVII 1).

22

kit-ta [x x x x x x x x x] ina TÙR? LUGAL : -al-du

(2) ... in the king’s courtyard. “They are born” (iʾaldu) (= Šumma Izbu XVII unkown) means [...]. [... means ...], alternatively, it means The house ... [...] in the king’s animal stall : they were born.

33

it-ta-x-x-x x [x x x pa-le]-e šá-niš

(3) ... [...] ... alternatively it can mean “in order to defeat the reign,” since [...].

44

a-na ka-šá-du pa-le-e x x x x x x x DUL? lìb-bi

(4) “DUL of the heart” (= Šumma Izbu unknown) means “stomach tissue,” i.e., the “membrane of stomach.” [...] king.

55

lìb-bi : ku-tu-um ŠÀ : pa-pa-an lìb-bi x x x x [x] x : šar-ri1

66

MUL.GAL : .EN.NA : .EN.NA : [x x nap]-ḫar LUGAL EN-MEŠ : 2

(6) “A great star” (= Šumma Izbu XVII 21′, “a great star will fall") means “the governor of Nippur” (lú.GUʾENNA). “The governor of Nippur” is “the lord of all kings and lords, since means “all” and EN means “lord.”

77

: nap-ḫar : EN : be-lu : ina du-[x] x x-šu È-ma? MAS. TEam

(7) In ... and a MAS.SÙ will draw near” (= Šumma Izbu unknown), MAS.SÙ means “leader,” MAS.SÙ also means “noble.” ME.ḪÉ means “fatty tissue.”

88

MAS. : a-šá-re-du MAS. : kab-tu [:] ME.[ḪÉ :] ḫi-in-ṣi : mu-ter šu-uḫ-ḫu : 3

(8) “Bolt of buttock” (= Šumma Izbu unknown) means “its urethra is sealed,” the urethra is a hole of the penis from which urine flows out. SUR, pronounced /sur/, means “to urinate,” SUR also means “to discharge said of urine.” It is said in a bilingual list.

99

mu--tin-na-šú pe-ḫi : mu--tin-na pi-il-šú šá ú-šá-ri a-šar ši-na-a-

1010

uṣ-ṣa-ni : SURsu-ur : ši-tin-nu : SUR : ta-ba-ku šá ši-na-a- ina ṣa-a-

1111

qa-bi : KÀŠ-MEŠ-šú u šit-ta-šú DUak : šit-tu₄ : zu-ú

(11) In “Its urine and excrements (šittašu) will flow” (Šumma Izbu XVII unknown), “excrement” (šittu) means faeces.

1212

til-la- : e-mu-qa : GÌR!? !KÚR ana KUR-ka ú-ta-šar : ú-ta-áš-ša-ar4

(12) “Reinforcements” (Šumma Izbu XVII unknown) means “strength.” “An enemy attack will have access (ú-ta-šar) to your land” (Šumma Izbu XVII 41′). “Will have access” (wr. ú-ta-áš-ša-ar) means “it will go,” since ašāru means “to approach,” and ašāru also mean “to go.” SI means “to go straight, said of walking". It is said in a bilingual list.

1313

il-la-ku : a-šá-ar : sa-na-qa : a-šá-ri : a-la-ku5

1414

SI : e-še-ru šá a-la-ku ina ṣa-a- qa-bi : ú-qal!-lal! : ub!-ba-at : 6

(14) “He will humiliate” (uqallal) means “he will destroy,” since GUL means “to destroy.” LAL (Šumma Izbu XVII 46′) means “to bound,” or “to kill.”

1515

GUL : a-ba-at : : ka-mu-ú : da-a-ku : zi-im ḫu-wa-wa

(15) “Visage (zīmu) of Huwawa” (= Šumma Izbu XVII 49′) means “face (pānu) of Humbaba,” since SAG means “visage” (zīmu) and SAG also means “face” (pānu).

1616

pa-ni ḫu-um-ba-ba : SAG : zi-i-mu : SAG : pa-ni : bi-ši-im-ti

(16) “Shape (bišimtu) of a shrew” (= Šumma Izbu XVII 50′) means “creature (binûtu) (spawn by) a shrew,” since “to shape” (bašāmu) means “to create” (banû). Alternatively, it means “face of a shrew.”

1717

ḫu-le-e : bi-nu-ut ḫu-le-e : ba-šá-mu : ba-nu-u

1818

šá-niš pa-ni ḫu-le-e : ku-uk-ku qa-ab-li-ti : ki-ma

(18) “A kukku of a balance” (= Šumma Izbu XVII 52′) is like the rod of a weighing scales, since É.ÉRIN can alternatively mean kukku.

1919

qa-nu-ú šá zi-ba-ni-tu₄ : É.ÉRIN! : šá-niš ku-uk-ku7

2020

kùr- È : ma-ḫi-ri ip-paṭ-ṭar šá-niš ma-ḫi-ir i-nap-pu-8

(20) “A gur will stand out” (= Šumma Izbu XVII 52′ (?)) means that bussiness will be untied; alternatively (it can mean that) business will expand.

2121

BE iz-bu GIM SUḪUR.MÁŠku₆ ù MUŠ -lip- sa-ḫi-ip

(21) “If an anomaly is covered in a skin of scales (qú-lip-tú) like a goatfish or a snake: anger of Sin; the man will be afflicted with leprosy” (= Šumma Izbu XVII 54′), “skin of scales” (qú-lip-tú) (can be written as) qú-líp-tú.

2222

uz-za-at dSUEN ep-qa SA₅ : -lip- : -líp-

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2323

BE iz-bu SÍK na-ši : ma-li-i na-ši : SÍK.ÙZ : ma-li-i9

(23) “If an anomaly has hair (SÍK) (= Šumma Izbu XVII 64′) means that “it has disheveled hair,” since SÍK.ÙZ means “hair,” and SÍK.ÙZ also means “tuft.”

2424

SÍG.ÙZ : pe--tu₄ : GÉME ma-li-i : a-mu-ut <<:>> ma-li-i

(24) “A GÉME of mourning (lit., of disheveled hair) (= Šumma Izbu XVII 65′) means “an omen of mourning,” since GÉME means “omen.”

2525

GÉME : a-mu-ut : ZAG-šú ḪÁD : i-mit-ta-šú šá-bu-ul-la-at10

(25) “Its right hand part is UD” (= Šumma Izbu XVII 68′) means its shoulder is dried up, since the sign UD, read /ḫa(d)/, means “to dry up.”

2626

ḫa-aḪÁD : a-ba-lu : ŠÀ-MEŠ-šú ina GU.DI-šú GAR-MEŠ : ŠÀ : er-ri

(26) In “Its intestines (ŠÀ-MEŠ) are located on its buttocks” (= Šumma Izbu XVII 72′), ŠÁ means “intestines.”

2727

mu-ma-as-su-ku iḫ-ta-áš-ma : la ba-nu-ú <<:>> il-la-kam-ma11

(27) mumassuku iḫtāš-ma (= Šumma Izbu XVII unknown) (that means): means “something not good will come,” since mumassuku means “not good” and ḫâšu means “to go.”

2828

mu-ma-as-su-ku : la ba-nu-ú : ḫa-a-šú : a-la-ku


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2929

UL šu-ut KA u maš-a-a-al-ti! šá pi-i um-ma-nu šá lìb-bi

(29) Lemmata, oral explanations, and (materials for) a ‘questioning’ by a (master-)scholar, relating to “If an anomaly’s stomach is located at the place of its right lung” (= Šumma Izbu XVII).

3030

BE iz-bu TÙN-šú ina maš-kán MUR-šú šá 15 GARat 18ú mál-sutₓ(BÁN)

(30) 18th “reading” of (the series) “If an anomaly.” Not finished. “If a ewe eats its afterbirth” (= Catchline of Šumma Izbu XVIII).

3131

BE iz-bu NU AL.TIL BE U₈ si-li-is-su GU₇ im.DA

(31) One-colum tablet of Iqīšāya, son of Ištar-šumu-ēreš, descendant of Ekurzakir, Urukean exorcist.

3232

mBAšá-a bu₁₂-kúr mdINANA-MU-KAM ŠÀ.BAL.BAL mÉ.KUR-za-kir

3333

MAŠ.MAŠ TIR.AN.NAkiú NU pa-liḫ da-nu dEN.LÍL

(33) If a person who does not fear Anu, Enlil and Ea carries (the tablet) off, he who carried it off, may Adad carry him off!

3434

dé-a lit-bal-šú šá iTÙM-šú dIŠKUR lit-bal-šú

3535

itiŠU U₄ 14-KAM MU 6-KAM mpi-il-pi-is-su LUGAL KUR.KUR

(35) 14th of Duʾuzu (IV), 6th year of Philip, king of all countries (= 1 August 318 BCE).

1The libbi at the beginning of the line may be a dittography. At the end of the line, šarri may belong with the following line.

2MUL.GAL appears in Šumma Izbu XVII 21', and it may be equated with lú.GUʾENNA also in the Principal Commentary l. 441.

3ME.ḪÉ is also the explanandum in the Principal Commentary l. 445.

4According to de Zorzi Šumma Izbu (2014) p. 758, the apodosis commented upon in this line would correspond to Šumma Izbu XVII 41'. The reading GÌR in the copy (first proposed by CAD U/W 324b) is very uncertain, although it has parallels elsewhere (see CAD ibid.).

5As stated in de Zorzi Šumma Izbu (2014) p. 758-759, the equations here are based on the similar phonology of ašāru and ešēru.

6The reading of the line follow the brilliant suggestions of de Zorzi Šumma Izbu (2014) p. 758-759. The explanation is based on the fact that GUL and qalālu sound similar.

7The use of šanîš, "alternatively," is strange, since it seems to introduce the first exaplantion, rather than an alternative one. The explanation is probably based on the equations of zibānītu with giš.ERÍN that feature frequently in lexical lists.

8È = napāšu is well attested in lexical lists, not so È = paṭāru, which seems to be elsewhere unattested.

9For the use of SÍK.ÙZ for ̌šārtu, see Mayer, W.R. OrNS 57 (1988) p. 149-150 (referred to in de Zorzi Šumma Izbu [2014] p. 761).

10As explained by de Zorzi Šumma Izbu (2014) p. 761, the commentator misreads the sign UD as ḪÁD, "to be dry," instead of BABBAR, "white."

11The form mumassuku is difficult. It is perhaps an ungrammatical D-participle of masāku, "to be bad" (the regular for would be mumassiku). See the discussion in von Weiher SpTU 2 p. 165 and de Zorzi Šumma Izbu p. 748.