1As noted by N. P. Heeßel (private communication), the reading of the sign SA₅ is far from certain and, in any case, there is room for at least one or two more signs before [* GIG EME]. This suggests that the entry might not correspond to the first line of Sagig VII, but rather to a different line. There may be some lines missing before the present one.
1The equations DÙ = retû, DÙ = zaqāpu are also attested in CCP 4.1.21 o 9 (commentary on Sagig 21). Alternatively, the text could be emended to <ana> AMA-šu₂ i-<sa>-niq, “he approaches his mother,” as suggested by I. L. Finkel, which would turn the line into a prognosis, rather than a diagnosis.
1It is uncertain how the first part of the line should be parsed. Perhaps ištikkūni < irtikkūni, râku Gtn (hitherto unattested)? The reading uš-te-⸢pu-u₂⸣ was suggested by I. L. Finkel after collation.
1It is possible that the first half of this line explains the text cited in l. 4′ (“That man had illicit sex with his own mother”), in which case the verb TEḫi should be rendered as a preterite. The restoration of ḫa-[ra-šu₂] at the end of the line was suggested by I. L. Finkel (private communication). Since the goal of the entry seems to be to demonstrate that the “tongue” (from the protasis) and the god Uraš (from the apodosis) are somehow related, it is possible that the explanation is based on a lexical or literary passage in which both appear together, mutatis mutandis. One might therefore consider a restoration ḫa[rāšu ša lišāni], “harāšu (‘to bind’), said of the tongue,” although this entry is so far unattested in lexical lists (note that it does not appear, for instance, in the long section devoted to ḫarāšu in Nabnītu XX 205-231 [MSL 16 p. 183]).
1Compare Sagig XIX/XX l. 42′: [...] ⸢x⸣ tas-li-ma-ti DUG₄.DUG₄ub, explained as [tas]-⸢li⸣-a-ti DUG₄.DUG₄ub / [lib₃]-⸢bu⸣-u₂ ta-as-li-ma-a-<:> -ti / [tas-lim]-ti : nu-ul-lat ina ṣa-a-tu₂ E in SpTU 1 38 o 15-17 (CCP 4.1.19).
1For the restorations, note LU₂ KA E₂.GAL.LA = ša ta-as₃-lim-tim (OB Lú A 123 = MSL 12 p. 161) and KA E₂.GAL = šillatu (Erimḫuš I 282 = MSL 17 p. 20).