Composites List

Composite texts are scholarly re-created "complete" versions of texts based on the various witnesses ancient Mesopotamians have written in the past and which survive to this day. These virtual complete versions of compositions help us understand the memorized, oral, or copied text which was at the origin of the written ones. They also help us reconstruct whole stories and lists since many witnesses are incomplete, because they are broken or because the scribe only wrote a section of the whole composition.

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Composite Number Composite Designation Witnesses Tagged Witness
Q000001 CDLI Lexical 000001 (OB Nippur Ura 03) composite 245 160
Q000002 CDLI Lexical 000002 (Archaic Lu2 A) composite 197 193
Q000011 CDLI Lexical 000011 (Archaic Animals) composite 26 25
Q000017 CDLI Lexical 000017 (Archaic Birds) composite 6 5
Q000034 CDLI Lexical 000034 (Archaic Cities) composite 17 16
Q000013 CDLI Lexical 000013 (Archaic Fish) composite 23 22
Q000265 CDLI Lexical 000265 (Archaic Geography) composite 12 11
Q000028 CDLI Lexical 000028 (Archaic Grain) composite 9 8
Q000026 CDLI Lexical 000026 (Archaic Metal) composite 55 54
Q000007 CDLI Lexical 000007 (Archaic Officials) composite 16 15
Q000019 CDLI Lexical 000019 (Archaic Plant) composite 4 3
Q000030 CDLI Lexical 000030 (Archaic Tribute) composite 58 57
Q000023 CDLI Lexical 000023 (Archaic Vessels and Garments) composite 98 97
Q000022 CDLI Lexical 000022 (Archaic Wood) composite 32 31
Q000003 CDLI Lexical 000003 (ED Lu2 A) composite 52 31
Q000047 CDLI Lexical 000047 (OB Nippur Lu2) composite 123 117
needed archun36 CDLI Lexical 0000archun36 (Archaic Unidentified 36) composite 2 1
Q000010 CDLI Lexical 000010 (ED Names & Professions) composite 23 22
Q000039 CDLI Lexical 000039 (OB Nippur Ura 01) composite 382 364
Q000040 CDLI Lexical 000040 (OB Nippur Ura 02) composite 133 128

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Cite this Artifact

CDLI contributors. 2022. “Lexical Composites.” Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative. November 29, 2022. https://cdli.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/artifacts/composites/Lexical.

CDLI contributors. (2022, November 29). Lexical Composites. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative. https://cdli.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/artifacts/composites/Lexical

CDLI contributors (2022) Lexical Composites, Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative. Available at: https://cdli.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/artifacts/composites/Lexical (Accessed: November 29, 2022).

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