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  • ccp 7.2.u43: Uncertain

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CCP 7.2.u43 (<http://ccp.yale.edu/P461194>)

BM 040939 (unpublished unassigned ?) [commentaries]

Obverse
x146 obverse
1' 1'

[...] kab⸣-tu₂ : ER₂ DE₂? [...]

[ means] “noble.” []

2' 2'

[... SAR-MEŠḫu : it]-⸢ta⸣-na-an-pa-ḫu : DIRI : na-nu/kul-[...] 1

[ SAR-MEŠ(-ḫu) means “to f]lare up repeatedly.” DIRI means []

3' 3'

[... ZAG].⸢GAR⸣.RA : -ret : E₂-MEŠ DINGIR-MEŠ? [...]

[ ZAG].GAR.RA means “sanctuaries,” (i.e.), temples of the gods [],

lower edge
4' 4'

[... BUR₂]du-du.BUR₂ : da-a-lu : ZAG.⸢10? ⸢:? ?-re⸣-[ti ...] 2

[ BÚR].BÚR, read /dudu/, means “to roam.” ZAG.10 means temp[les ].

5' 5'

[...] dDAM.KI.AN.NA : mul₂GIR₂.TAB : d-⸢ḫa⸣-[ra ...] 3

[] is Damkiana. The constellation Scorpius is Išḫ[ara ]

6' 6'

[...]-⸢x⸣-ti : dereš-ki-gal : u MURU₂-MEŠ-šu₂ SIG₃iṣ [...] 4

[ the constellation ] is Ereškigal. And its middle parts are beaten [].

7' 7'

[... d]⸢UTU ina KUR-šu₂ den-lil₂ : u₂-na-aṭ₂aṭ-ṭa : NU : [...] 5

[] the sun at its rising is Enlil. It beats (can be written as) NU, [].

8' 8'

[...] ap-pi : GU-MEŠ : qu-u : šer₂-a-ni : rik⸣-[su ...] 6

[] means “nose.” GU-MEŠ means “thread.” “Ligament” means “bo[nd” ].

reverse
9' 9'

[... dDAM].⸢KI⸣.GAL : A₂.TAB : ik-ri-bi : A₂.TAB : ḫa?⸣-[...] 7

[ the constellation is Damk]igal. á.tab means “prayer,” á.tab means [].

10' 10'

[... d]ME.ME : dda-mu : da-zua-na A a ZU zu [...] 8

[] Meme means Dāmu, Azu (gloss /ana/) (reading) A (as) /a/ (and) ZU (as) /zu/, [].

11' 11'

[... e?-še?]-⸢ri : a-la-ku : U₄ 1.⸢KAM ša? ITI? [...] 9

[ to go we]ll means “to go.” The 1st day [].

12' 12'

[...] x : ḪAL? : ?⸣-[...]

1Compare šummaMUL-MEŠ SAR-MEŠḫu, “If the stars flare up repeatedly,” in Reiner & Pingree Enūma Anu Enlil Tablets 50-51 (BPO 2), 1985, p. 35 I 18, 42 III 16, and 46 IV 11 (line 11a šummaMUL-MEŠit-t]a-na-an-pa-ḫuIM.DIRI NU ZIa).

1Compare Antagal E iv 13' (MSL 17 212): BUR₂du-du.BUR₂ = MIN ̌šá da-a-lum.

1The equation mul₂GIR₂.TAB = d.išḫāra is also attested in 3.8.2.A r 16.

1The constellation associated with Ereškigal could be alluttu, anunītu, narkabtu, or zibānītu. Elsewhere Ereškigal is associated with Hydra (ṣerru, muldMUŠ, see Wiggermann, F.A.M. “Transtigridian Snake Gods” CM 7 (1997) pp. 34-35).

1Compare “Great Star List” 288 (Koch-Westenholz, U. Mesopotamian Astrology, 1995, p. 202): dUTU ina KUR-šu₂ den-lil₂, “the sun at its rising is Enlil.”

1The reading riksu at the end is courtesy of I.L. Finkel.

1It is uncertain how the sequence A₂.TAB should be rendered.

1The interpretation of the end of the line (“A read ‘a’ and ZU read ‘zu’”) is courtesy of I.L. Finkel. Although a-na is written in a smaller script than the surrounding signs, no reading of the god name Azu as /ana/ is known, and therefore the interpretation of the signs as a gloss results is not entirely satisfactory. As U. Gabbay points out, they could also be taken as the technical term ana, used for linguistic contextualization.

1The reading ⸢ša? ITI?⸣ is courtesy of I.L. Finkel.