CDLI Literary 000561 (Letter from Abaindasa to Shulgi) composite (P473732)

Literary letter and letter-prayer artifact dated to the Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) period

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Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)

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Literary > Literary letter and letter-prayer (ETCSL 3.01.21 Letter from Abaindasa to Šulgi (composite))

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Sumerian

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1. lugal-gu10-ra u3-na-du11
 en: After you speak to my king
2. masz2 hur-sag-ga2 a2 sa6-sa6-gu10
 en: To my ram of the mountain range with beautiful horns
3. sisix(|ANSZE.KUR|) hur-sag-ga2 umbin hu-ri2-in{muszen}-na
 en: Horse of the mountain range with claws of an eagle
4. {gesz}geszimmar ki sikil-e mu2-a zu2-lum {na4}za-gin3 la2-gu10-ur2
 en: Date palm grown in a pure place from which shining dates hang down.
5. u3-ne-de3-tah
 en: After you repeat to him
6. {disz}a-ba-in-da-sa2 ugula erin2 zu2 kesz2
 en: For(!?) Abaindasa, the overseer of the arrayed troops,
7. szudux(|KA.SZU|){+u4} lugal-la-na-ta sza3 lugal-la-na du10-du10-ge-ra
 en: he who by delighting his king pleases the heart of his king,
8. ARAD2-zu na-ab-be2-a
 en: Your servant, thus says
9. kal-ga-me-en lugal-gu10 ga-ab-us2
 en: I am powerful, the soldier of my king,
10. inim-ma-zu ra-gaba-zu he2-me-en
 en: (By/of) your word I shall be your rider.
11. {gesz}ma2 gub-ba {gesz}gisal mu-un-se3-ge
 en: (When) the boat is idle, (I) prepare the oars
12. a gub-ba a mu-un-da-ak-e
 en: When the water is standing still, (I) can make it flow;
12a. dumu gub?-ba sze mu-un-se3-ge
 en: (When) the wind is still, (I) prepare(?) the grain
12b. [...] x x mu-un-zalag-ge
 en: (When) ..., (I) illuminate ...
13. tu15 gub-ba sze mu-un-da-la2-e
 en: (When) the water is still, I make it flow
14. dub-sar-me-en na-ru2-a ab-sar-re-en
 en: As a scribe, I incise a stele,
14a. inim ugnim-ma mu-[...]
 en: the words of the army I ...,
15. inim pu-uh2-ru-um-ma szub-ba e11?-de3-bi mu-un-da-se3-ge
 en: I am able to reproduce the dropped and excised(?) words of the assembly
15a. inim sa6-ge gaba-ri x [...]
 en: the sweet words, copies ...,
16. gesz-gin7 {gesz}tir-ga2 mu-un-du3-nam mu-dur7-re im-gurumx(BUR3)-e
 en: (But now, as if) I was planted like a tree in my forest, (I) bend over as one who is dirty(?)
17. {gesz}gu-za-ga2 lu2 mu-un-da-la2-a szu-gu10 esz2 im-ma-an-la2
 en: The one who is near to(?) the royal throne has bound my hands with rope
18. iri-ga2 tug2 dan6-na-a mu-ni-mur10-ra tug2-mu-dur7-ra ba-an-mur10
 en: In my city, I, the one who wore a clean garment, (now) wears a dirty garment
19. lag-e a mi-ni-in-tu5-a sahar igi gun3? ba-e-gub
 en: As one who has washed with mud clods, I caked(?) dirt to serve as facial makeup(?)
20. ur-e ad6 ib2-gu7 gaba-bi ib2-zi-zi
 en: A dog that has eaten carrion has (also) retreated
21. uszumgal-e sag gesz ib2-ra-ra ka-ta ab-tak4 i3-ib2-tak4
 en: An ušumgal (creature) that kills has (also) left behind scraps(?)
22. gesz-gi izi ib2-gu7 a!-nigin2 i3-da13-da13
 en: After the reedbed is consumed by fire, the ponds remain
23. {d}utu i3 un-gu7 ga un-gu7 {gesz}szakir-ra-sze3 szu-ni ib2-szi-tum3
 en: After Utu has consumed ghee has consumed cheese, he touches(?) the churn (to make it more productive?)
23a. zi-gu10 ba-e-i szu-gu10 ha-za-a-ab
 en: I have “brought out” my life/breath(?), take hold of my hand;
23b. dumu nu-mu-un-su-me-en lu2 en3 tar-re la-ba-an-tuku
 en: I am the child of a widow, one who has not had anyone to inquire after him;
24. ga2-a me-na-am3 sza3 {d}szul-gi lugal-ga2 ki-be2 ha-ma-gi4-gi4
 en: as for me, when will the heart of Šulgi, my king, be returned to its place on my behalf?
24a. lugal-gu10 en3-gu10 he2-tar-re ki ama-gu10-sze3 he2-em-mi-ib-gi4-gi4
 en: May my king inquire after me and restore me(!) to the “place of my mother.”

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    composite text


  • N.d. [Black, Jeremy A., et al., ETCSL (1998-2006) 3.01.21 Letter from Abaindasa to Šulgi (1443287)]

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  • Composite No.: Q000561
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This artifact is a composite text. View the score of CDLI Literary 000561 (Letter from Abaindasa to Shulgi) composite. See below for a list of its witness(es):

Witness Period Provenience
CDLI Literary 000561, ex. 015 (P251518) Early Old Babylonian (ca. 2000-1900 BC) uncertain (mod. uncertain)
CDLI Literary 000561, ex. 008 (P256294) Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) Nippur (mod. Nuffar)
CDLI Literary 000561, ex. 002 (P262943) Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) Nippur (mod. Nuffar)
CDLI Literary 000561, ex. 009 (P265336) Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) Nippur (mod. Nuffar)
CDLI Literary 000561, ex. 010 (P276684) Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) Nippur (mod. Nuffar)
CDLI Literary 000561, ex. 007 (P345683) Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) Nippur (mod. Nuffar)
CDLI Literary 000561, ex. 017 & 000564, ex. 009 & 000575, ex. 013 & 000582, ex. 013 & 000599, ex. 001 (P346258) Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
CDLI Literary 000561, ex. 005 (P346263) Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
CDLI Literary 000561, ex. 006 (P346264) Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) Ur (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
CDLI Literary 000561, ex. 004 (P356598) Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) Nippur (mod. Nuffar)
CDLI Literary 000561, ex. 016 & 000562, ex. 008 & 000760, ex. 065 (P356633) Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) Nippur (mod. Nuffar)
CDLI Literary 000561, ex. 014 (P356667) Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) Nippur (mod. Nuffar)
CDLI Literary 000561, ex. 011 (P357300) Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) uncertain (mod. uncertain)
CDLI Literary 000561, ex. 003 (P369950) Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) Susa (mod. Shush)
CDLI Literary 000561, ex. 001 (P370085) Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) Susa (mod. Shush)
CDLI Literary 000561, ex. 012 (P388362) Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) uncertain (mod. uncertain)
CDLI Literary 000561, ex. 013 (P464212) Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC) -

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“CDLI Literary 000561 (Letter from Abaindasa to Shulgi) Composite Artifact Entry.” 2015. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). January 24, 2015. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P473732.

CDLI Literary 000561 (Letter from Abaindasa to Shulgi) composite artifact entry (No. P473732). (2015, January 24). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P473732

CDLI Literary 000561 (Letter from Abaindasa to Shulgi) composite artifact entry (2015) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P473732 (Accessed: February 7, 2023).

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