NMSI — (P242220)

Lexical tablet excavated in Ebla (mod. Tell Mardikh), dated to the Ebla (ca. 2350-2250 BC) period and now kept in National Museum of Syria, Idlib, Syria

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Museum Collection(s)

National Museum of Syria, Idlib, Syria

Museum Number

NMSI —

Period

Ebla (ca. 2350-2250 BC)

Provenience

Ebla (mod. Tell Mardikh)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Lexical

Language(s)

Eblaite

Measurements

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tablet
obverse
column 1
  beginning broken
1'. gu4:du7
2'. gu4:sumun2
3'. ab2:sumun2
4'. ab2!(GU4):ga
5'. ab2
6'. ab2:|GAR.UD|
7'. ab2:peszx(|SZA3xMUNUS|)
8'. ab2:amar-gaba
9'. ab2:pesz
10'. gu4:|E2.GEME2|
11'. gu4-nig2-ZUM
12'. gu4:niga
13'. gu4:2(disz)
14'. amar:1(disz)
15'. amar munus
16'. |GU4xBAD|
17'. [...]
column 2
  beginning broken
1'. sila4#-[zi-li]
  n lines broken
2'. masz2
3'. masz2:nim
4'. masz2:sig
5'. udu-szu-ki-DU#
6'. udu-nig2-ki-za
7'. [...]
column 3
  beginning broken
1'. [masz-si]-da3
2'. dara3
3'. szegbarx(LAK263){+bar!}
  n lines broken
4'. lulim#?
5'. az
6'. giri17-ma
column 4
1. [...]
2. pirig-bar
  n lines broken
3'. su-ansze!
 en: (a kind of bat)
4'. su{muszen}
 en: bat
5'. ku5#-da
 en: probably a kind of crab
  rest broken
column 5
1. nin#-hu-da
 en: (a kind of lizard)
2. za-ri2-HUL2
 en: (a kind of reptile)
3. HUL2
 en: (a kind of reptile)
4. me#-da-gir2
 en: nurse
  rest broken
column 6
1. musz#:[AMA]
 en: viper
2. musz:[ba]-dur#
 en: (a kind of snake)
3. musz:mah
 en: horned viper
4. musz:AN
 en: (a kind of snake)
5. musz:URUDU
 en: (a kind of snake)
6. musz:gesztin
 en: (a kind of reddish snake)
  rest broken
column 7
1'. [...]-x-[...]
 en: ...
2'. [ba]-{+a}arinax(|MUSZ:MUSZ|){na}
 en: a kind of mollusc with a shell
3'. za-zu2
 en: moth
4'. bir5
 en: flying insect
5'. bir5-gi-<zi>
 en: a kind of flying insect living in the k–su-reeds
6'. bir5-ansze
 en: a kind of parasite of the donkey, probably horse-fly
7'. bir5-zi-zi-nu
 en: (a kind of flying insect)
8'. bir5-zum
 en: cricket
9'. bir5-zi-du-zi-tum
 en: (a kind of flying insect)
10'. bir5-dal-dal
 en: (a kind of flying insect)
11'. bir5-kur
 en: (a kind of flying insect)
  rest broken
reverse
column 1
1. bir5-sa-um
 en: (a kind of flying insect)
2. bir5-PI-zi-LUM
 en: (a kind of flying insect)
3. bir5-armanux(LAK263){+ma-nun}
 en: (a kind of flying insect)
4. bir5-sahar
 en: (a kind of big fly)
5. bir5-de3
 en: (a kind of flying insect)
6. bir5-ansze
 en: (a kind of parasite of the donkey, probably) horse-fly
7. bir5-gi-<zi>
 en: (a kind of flying insect living in the k–su-reeds)
8. bir5-DAR
 en: (a kind of flying insect)
9. bir5-ditanx(ELLES160)
 en: (a kind of flying insect)
10. bir5-lu2-A
 en: (a kind of flying insect)
  rest broken
column 2
1. uman-tur
 en: (a kind of small louse)
2. uman-DU
 en: (a kind of louse)
3. zi-zi-pesz3
 en: (a kind of pest (who feeds on) figs)
4. uduax(LAK777)-<dara4>
 en: (a kind of insect)
5. uman-gesz-ur3
 en: wood-worm
6. IM
 en: (a kind of insect)
7. NIN-TAG
 en: (a kind of insect)
8. {nin}sa-ba
 en: (a kind of insect)
9. NIN-GIR2@g-LUM
 en: (a kind of insect)
10. szika-udu-mes
 en: (a kind of insect)
11. sahar-NE:NE-tum
 en: (a kind of insect)
  rest broken
column 3
1. sze-a-sa
 en: mite infesting the flour
2. MA-DI
 en: (a kind of insect)
3. MA-DAR
 en: (a kind of insect)
4. |LAGAR+HUL2|
 en: medusa (?)
5. |LAGAR+HUL2|-|LAGAR+HUL2|
 en: (a kind of (acquatic) animal (living in colonies?)
  rest broken

Consult previous versions and their differences
Consult sign list of Ebla (ca. 2350-2250 BC)
Consult word list of Ebla (ca. 2350-2250 BC)

  • Artifact type: Tablet
  • Material: Clay
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  • history: Quadsem 18 (pp. 1-40), 6 [1992]

    [Archi1992Quadsem18] Archi, Alfonso. 1992. “Transmission of the Mesopotamian Lexical and Literary Texts,” Quaderni di Semitistica, 18: 1–40.

  • history: MEE 03, 022

    [Pettinato1981MEE3] Pettinato, Giovanni. 1981. Testi Lessicali Monolingui Della Biblioteca L. 2769. Materiali Epigrafici Di Ebla. Vol. 3. Seminario Di Studi Asiatica. Series Maior 3. Napoli: Istituto Universitario Orientale di Napoli.

  • Composite No.:
  • Museum No.: NMSI —
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  • Provenience: Ebla (mod. Tell Mardikh)
  • Elevation:
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  • Excavation No: TM.75.G.03044 + TM.75.G.10025 + TM.75.G.11258 + TM.75.G.12677 + TM.75.G.12681 +
  • Findspot Square: L 2769
  • Findspot Comments:

Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2024-06-24 at 19:26:29 Firth, Richard Artifact, Other Entity Firth, Richard Firth, Richard approved View
2024-05-23 at 09:44:57 Willighagen, Lars Artifact, Other Entity Willighagen, Lars Willighagen, Lars approved View
2023-06-15 at 19:55:18 Rattenborg, Rune Artifact Rattenborg, Rune Geomapping Landscapes of Writing Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2023-06-01 at 15:26:27 Rattenborg, Rune Artifact Novotny, Jamie; Rattenborg, Rune Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2017-10-26 at 13:20:51 Englund, Robert K. Atf CDLI CDLI approved View
2016-08-31 at 18:47:10 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. Digital Corpus of Cuneiform Lexical Texts CDLI approved View
2004-06-01 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact CDLI; Johnson, J. Cale CDLI approved View

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Cite this Artifact
“NMSI — Artifact Entry.” (2004) 2024. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 24, 2024. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P242220.
NMSI — artifact entry (No. P242220). (2024, June 24). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P242220 (Original work published 2004)
NMSI — artifact entry (2024) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P242220 (Accessed: June 24, 2024).
@misc{2024NMSI,
	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-06-24]},
	year = {2024},
	month = {jun 24},
	title = {NMSI --- artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P242220},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P242220},
}

TY  - ELEC
DA  - 2024/6/24/
PY  - 2024
ID  - P242220
LB  - CDLI:P242220
M1  - 2024/6/24/
TI  - NMSI — artifact entry
UR  - https://cdli.ucla.edu/P242220
ER  - 
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