CDLI Literary 000616 (Baba A) composite (P478847)

Literary 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 (ETCSL 4.02.01 Baba A (composite))






surface a
m=segment A
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1'. [...] x [...]
2'. [...] x [...]
3'. [...] x x [...] x [...]
4'. {d}lamma sa6-ga {d}ba-ba6 mi2-bi x x ga-mu-u8-de3-en
5a'. x x x x zu? a kar-ra x [...]
5b'. _... i-qa2-ab-bu-u2 [...]_
6a'. x x x x ib2-be2-a a kar-ra x [...]
6b'. _... i-qa2-ab-bu-u2 x [...]_
7a'. x x DU geszkim-ti BI? sag szu? x [...]
7b'. _... a-la?-ki-szu ta-ki-il-[...]_
8a'. x x NI ki? szu nu-la2-e-da usu i3-x [...]
8b'. _x x x x x x u2-ul i-sza-x x [...]_
9a'. x NE? nig2-tuku-u3 nu-x-x-du szu nu-la2-e-da
9b. _a-na sza-ri-im u2-ul il-la-ak x [...]_
10a'. x LA2 x nu-x x x x-da du10-ga DI x x
10b'. _u2-ul x x KI-it-ti x SZA NU x [...]_
11a'. ma2-gur8 {d}suen su4-su4 nin a-na-zu nu-zil2-zil2-i
11b. _e-le-pu x x-tum sza i-sza-ad-de3-hu NIN mi-in-ki la x_
12a'. an-ti-bala ul gur3-ru {d}lamma a-na-zu nu-sa6
12b'. _x x x x ul-s,a na-szi-a-at {d}LAMA mi-in-ki la x_
13a'. {d}lamma sa6-ga {d}ba-ba6 mi2-bi x x ga-mu-u8-de3-en
13b'. _{d}LAMA da-mi-iq-tum sza {d}ba-ba6 te-ek-ni-tum_
14a'. [...] gesz-ta du-a-ni
14b'. _...-szi a-la-ki-sza_
15a'. [...] x x x [...]
15b'. _... x x x [...]_
16a'. [...]
16b'. _... x x x x x_
17a'. [...]
17b'. _... x i-na i-di-szu sza-ki-in_
18a'. [...]
18b'. _... ta-ad-di-ni-szum-ma_
19a'. [...]
19b'. _... ta-na-ad-di_
20a'. [...] la-ba-ni10-ni10
20b'. _in? [...]-pa-at-su2 x x ba?-nu u2-ul i-ik-lu5-szu_
21a'. [...] x TUM? mu?-un-da-ab-dub
21b'. _ik?-x x x x-ak-nu-szum-ma a-na sza-a-szi-im i-ik-mi-i-is-si2-x_
22a'. [...] u4 szu2-usz giri3-x i3-im-x
22b'. _ba? ak x szu? szar-ru u4-mi-sza a-na sze-pi-sza sza-pi-ik_
23a'. [...] x du10-zu nin-gu10 im-mi-in-szi-x
23b'. _i-na i-mi-it-ti-szu? x x-ki t,a-ba-am be-el-ti i-ZA-[...]_
24a'. x x x giri17-zal su3 nin a-na-zu nu-zil2-zil2-i
24b'. _bi-it ni-gu-tim sza ta-szi-il-tam ma-lu-u2 NIN mi-in-ki la x_
25a'. x x x mah kalam-ma {d}lamma a-na-zu nu-sa6
25b'. _u4-um ri-sza-tim s,i2-rum sza ma-ti {d}LAMA mi-in-ki la x_
26a'. {d}lamma sa6-ga {d}ba-ba6 mi2-bi x x ga-mu-u8-de3-en
26b'. _{d}LAMA da-mi-iq-tum sza {d}ba-ba6 te-ek-ni-tum_
27a'. munus zi3 nin szu tab-ba ti mu2-da-ni i3-du11-ga
27b'. _MUNUS ZI3 ru-ba-tum ka-mi-is-tum sza ba-la-as-sa3 iq-[...]_
28a'. u4 me-da |DU.DU| inim bala-bala-e-da-ni
28b'. _i-na ma-ti-ma i-na a-tal2-lu-ki i-na at-wi-i-sza_
29a'. a2-gu2-zi-ta zur-zur-re-esz2 za3-ga-na szub-bu-dam
29b'. _i-na ki-ma sze-er-tim i-na ku-te-en-ni-i zu-x x a-na x x_
30a'. mu-zu gug2 i3 ga-gin7 ka-ge mu-na-ab-si-a
30b'. _szum-ki ki-ma ku-uk-ki sa10-ni u3 lil2-di pi-a-am ma-x-x_
31a. nig2 sila{si-la2-ta} de6{de}-a-na kasz sur-ra-na sag-bi
31b'. _mi-im-ma sza isz-tu su2-qi2-im i-na ba-ba-li-sza rex(SIPA)-esz-ti x x_
32a'. pu2-kiri6-na nig2 sag-bi ha-ma-na-DU im-me-e-a
32b'. _sza re-e-esz |GISZ.SAR|-sza lu-hir-szi-im i-qa2-ab-bi_
33a'. a2 u4-da esz3 gir2-su2{ki} igi mu-ri-ib-du8-am3
33b'. _u4-mi-sza i-na bi-tim gir-szi-im i-na-at,-t,a-al_
34a'. u4 szu2-usz-e zalag-ga-ni igi-zu-sze3 mu-ni-ib-dib-dib-a
34b'. _u4-mi-sza nam-ri-isz i-na mah-ri-ki i-ta-al-la-ak_
35a'. {d}lamma x lu2-ulu3-ba dam a-a-sze3 mu-na-e-szum2
35b'. _{d}LAMA a-na a-wi-il-tim sza-a-ti mu-tam ki-ma a-bi ta-ad-di-ni-szim-ma_
36a'. dam a-a-sze3 mu-na-e-szum2 dumu a-sza3 szukur2-sze3 mu-na-e-szum2
36b'. _mu-tam ki-ma a-bi ta-ad-di-ni-szim-ma [...]_
37a'. [...] x inim in-de2 lu2 i3-DU
37b'. _bi-x-sa3 u2-x-ma mi-im-ma x x [...]_
38a'. [...] x szum2 x x x nig2-su-ub ak-a
38b'. _MUNUS x [...]_
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m=segment B
1. munus zi3 {d}utu kalam-ma dingir-ga2 me-tesz2 ga-i-i
2. sukkal-mah ama {d}ba-ba6 zi lugal-la u3-tu4
3. ra-gaba ku3 an-sza3-ta dub nam-ti-la an-e11-de3
4. im an-ta giri3-a DU he2-gal2 pa e3
5. sag szum2{mu-x-hi-isz-tum} me-te {d}ba-ba6 itima ku3-ga he2-du7-bi-im
6. {d}lamma lu2 sizkur-ra {d}ba-ba6 ur2-sag HI ZA KA?
7. nam-lu2-u18-lu ki ag2 nig2-ba-bi hul2-le-za
8. {d}lamma sa6-ga {d}ba-ba6 mi2-bi su3-u4-sze3 ga-mu-e-i-i-de3-en
9. x sag sig7 hi-li gur3-ru KISZI4?-KISZI4? {na4}za-gin3-a
10. [...] sig7-ga umusz gar szita-e {gun3-gun3}gu2-a?
11. [...] DU x x MA RU x IGI x DI? IB
12. [...] lugal-sze3 he2-em-szi-ni-gal2
13. [...] x gub?-bu-zu lal3 x [...]
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m=segment C
1. [...] x x DAG? x RU x [...]
2. [...] x ge-na UD-UD MA KA
3. [...]-ra munus zi3 {d}lamma-gu10
4. {d}lamma sa6-ga {d}ba-ba6 mi2-bi su3-u4-sze3 ga-mu-e-i-i-de3-en
5. [...] HA? UM? MA? SZE3 la2-a i-im-me ZA UD DU UR4 ak
6. nir-gal2 ki ag2 {d}ba-ba6 nin x sag ga zi3-da-ke4
7. ha-ra-ni-ib-x he2?-em?-su3?-ra nin BA AL GIM |DU.DU|-da
8. en dig-alim-ma-ke4 gidru-bi hu-mu-gal2 me-tesz2-bi
9. munus zi3 {d}lamma-gu10 nin nam gu3 de2-a-za
10. {d}lamma sa6-ga {d}ba-ba6 mi2-bi su3-u4-sze3 ga-mu-e-i-i-de3-en
11. nin gu7 nag KA NI? x x nam-he2-a zu2 kesz2 i
12. ki-tusz he2-gal2 abzu-ta DIN-bi-a gu3 nun di
m=segment D
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1'. {d}lamma-gu10 nin [...]
2'. munus zi3 giri17-zal il2-il2-i szu4{u3} inim-ma gesz tuku
3'. inim du10 eme si sa2 nin nig2-ge-e ki ag2-x
4'. sukkal-mah ama {d}ba-ba6 nundum? ku3-babbar-ra-ke4
5'. x si sa2 gesztu me-ze2 UD-UD-e SI A
6'. munus zi3 {d}lamma-gu10 ulutim2 lu2 nu-se3-ge5-zu
7'. igi x x TI-gu10 mi2-bi su3-u4-sze3 ga-mu-u8-en-de3-en
8'. kusz x me a dadag-ga sa6-ga gal-bi diri-ga-am3
9'. AD ZA x x DAG? x HU NE zi-pa-ag2 x x x x
10'. x sal-sal siki sur-sur GAR3 mun-na SA? x RA? x x x
11'. unu2 szuba su4-su4 za3-sze siki [...]
12'. x ZI-gin7 il2-il2-i a2-ur2 u4-gin7 zalag-zalag-ga-am3
13'. x x SZE3-la?-gin7 la-la-gal2 a2-disz-kusz3 sal-la-am3
14'. x-ge KA tum2-ma szu-si ku3-babbar [...]
15'. {na4}nir7 SUM [...]
16'. x e2?-gal x UN [...]
17'. munus zi3 {d}lamma-gu10 ulutim2 lu2 nu-se3-ge5-zu
18'. mi2-bi su3-u4-sze3 ga-mu-u8-en-de3-en
19'. sukkal nig2 nu-ha-lam-e nin ki ur5 sa6 [...]
20'. sza3 su4 TA lu2? GIM DU LI [...]
21'. SIG4? {gesz}geszimmar? SZU RI A TUM TI TA [...]
22'. ib2-ib2 dagal u2 x x MA [...] me-te-gal2
23'. mu-zu x x-gin7 NA MUNUS [...] x nu-NUNUZ-a
24'. nig2 szu DI SI SAR-SAR nin x x x-gin7 la2
25'. BA? sal-la KA tuk4-tuk4-e
26'. munus zi3 {d}lamma-gu10 alan szu-a gi4-a-za
27'. mi2-bi su3-u4-sze3 ga-mu-u8-en-de3-en
28'. [...] ga i3-ti-ir-da-gin7 TA? lu-ug-ge
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  (these four segments possibly belong to the same composition, in which their sequence is uncertain; @Segment A = CBS 10986, B followed by C = U 16868, and D = Ni 4369)

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    composite text

  • history: ETCSL, (1998-2006) 4.02.01 Baba A

    [BlackETCSL] Black, Jeremy A. 1998-2006. “Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature.” 1998-2006.

  • Composite No.: Q000616
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2016-05-07 at 08:51:26 Englund, Robert K. atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2016-04-23 at 16:27:22 Englund, Robert K. atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2015-03-03 at 04:03:41 Dahl, Jacob L. atf Dahl, Jacob L. CDLI approved View
2015-02-07 at 00:00:00 CDLI artifact Foxvog, Daniel A.; Wagensonner, Klaus CDLI approved View

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Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 000616 (Baba A) Composite Artifact Entry.” 2015. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). February 7, 2015.
CDLI Literary 000616 (Baba A) composite artifact entry (No. P478847). (2015, February 7). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI).
CDLI Literary 000616 (Baba A) composite artifact entry (2015) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: (Accessed: September 21, 2023).
	note = {[Online; accessed 2023-09-21]},
	year = {2015},
	month = {feb 7},
	title = {CDLI {Literary} 000616 ({Baba} {A}) composite artifact entry},
	howpublished = {},

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ID  - P478847
LB  - CDLI:P478847
M1  - 2023/9/21/
TI  - CDLI Literary 000616 (Baba A) composite artifact entry
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