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A praise poem of Lipit-Ectar (Lipit-Ectar B) -- a composite transliteration
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1 - (d)li-pí-it-ec4-tár lugal saj íl nun barag-ga
2 - hé-du7 ísímú nam-lugal-la
3 - (d)utu-gin7 du ce-er-zid kalam-ma
4 - nam-nun-cè mah me gal-la u5
5 - ub-da 4 ùj ki jar-ra
6 - ce-ga (d)en-líl-lá (d)nin-líl-le ki áj
7 - cul zid igi gùn barag-ga túm-ma
8 - men aga zid saj me-te-jál
9 - cibir cu du8 du7 saj gíg-ga
10 - nun (d)li-pí-it-ec4-tár dumu (d)en-líl-lá sipad igi-jál-tuku
11 - ùj lah5-lah5-e jissu dùg-ga ud IC-e dúb-bu
12 - en alim mah an-né ki áj
13 - jickim-tìl-zu-um ama (d)nin-líl-lá
14 - (d)li-pí-it-ec4-tár á nun hu-mu-te-jál
15 - ka làl-gin7 dùg mu ka-ge du7
16 - cag4-ge de6-a dam (d)inana
17 - (d)en-ki-ke4 jéctúg dajal saj-e-ec rig7-ga
18 - (d)nisaba munus ul-la gùn-a
19 - munus zid dub-sar nin níj-nam zu
20 - si-zu im-ma
21 - cag4 dub-ba-ka gu-cúm mi-ni-in-sag9-sag9
22 - gi-dub-ba kug-sig17-ka cu mu-ni-in-gùn
23 - gi-1-nindan éc-gáná za-gìn
24 - jic-as4-lum le-um igi-jál cúm-mu (d)nisaba-ke4 cu dajal ma-ra-an-dug4
25 - (d)li-pí-it-ec4-tár dumu (d)en-líl-lá-me-en
26 - níj-zid níj-gen6-na pa bí-e-è
27 - en sag9-zu an-zag-cè na-dul
28 - (d)li-pí-it-ec4-tár lugal umuc gal-gal-la ad gi4-gi4
29 - inim-ma nu-kúc-ù gal-zu ka-ac bar ùj-e
30 - jéctúg dajal níj-nam gal-le-ec zu
31 - di kur-kur-ra-ke4
32 - inim cag4-ga jál-la lul zid-bi mu-e-zu
33 - (d)li-pí-it-ec4-tár lú-érím-ra guru5-uc mu-e-ta-ab-éd-dè-en
34 - ka cer7-da-ka jìrì saga11 dug4 zi-zi-i mu-e-zu
35 - nam-tag dugud ka gárác-kam til-le mu-ni-in-zu
36 - á-tuku
37 - kalag-ga sig9-ga cé9-éc nu-mu-un-ak-e
38 - níj-si-sá ki-en-gi ki-uri-a mu-ni-jar
39 - su kalam-ma mu-dùg
40 - (d)li-pí-it-ec4-tár lugal ì-si-in(ki)-na lugal ki-en-gi ki-uri-me-en
41 - nibru(ki)-cè dub sar-re-me-en
42 - é-kur-re é (d)en-líl-lá-cè (d)li-pí-it-ec4-tár saj ús-bi za-e-me-en
43 - (d)en-líl (d)nin-líl-ra ki áj cag4-ba-me-en
44 - ur-saj (d)nin-urta mackim kalag-ga-zu-um
45 - (d)nuska sukkal-mah á-tah inim-ma-zu-um
46 - icib kèc(kì)-cè (d)nin-tur5-re zid-dè-ec pàd-da-me-en
47 - úrím(kí)-cè jál-la cul jic tuku (d)suen-na-me-en
48 - (d)en-ki-ke4 eridug(ki)-ta aga zid cúm-ma-me-en
49 - ki unug(ki)-ga kug (d)inana-ra (d)li-pí-it-ec4-tár hi-li cag4-ga-na-me-en
50 - (d)nin-ì-si-in-na-ke4 ì-si-in(ki)-na barag mah-zu mi-ni-in-ri
51 - i-lu cag4-ga mu bal sag9-ga
52 - nun-e nun uru16 dirig gal mah-bi
53 - ad-da-zu (d)ic-me-(d)da-gan lugal kalam-ma-ke4
54 - gu-za-na suhuc-bi mu-ra-an-ge-en
55 - inim dug4-ga an (d)en-líl-lá-ta
56 - du17 nim kur-kur-ra si-a mu-ni-in-jar mu-e-ni-jar
57 - (d)li-pí-it-ec4-tár dumu (d)en-líl-lá-me-en
58 - níj-gen6-na-zu ka-ga14 mi-ni-in-jál
59 - zà-mí-zu é-dub-ba-a-ka im mu-e-ni-dug4-dug4 im-e nam-dà1-dà1
60 - dub-sar-re a-le hé-em-ci-ak-e gal-le-ec hé-i-i
61 - ár-zu é-dub-ba-a-ka
62 - sipad gú-tuku cul dumu (d)en-líl-lá
63 - (d)li-pí-it-ec4-tár zà-mí
1-14 - Lipit-, proud king, enthroned prince, most seemly offshoot of kingship, who walks like Utu, brilliant light of the Land, lofty in nobility, riding on the great divine powers; who settles the people in the four quarters; favoured by Enlil, beloved by Ninlil, trustworthy youth with shining eyes, worthy of the throne-dais, whose seemly head is adorned with the tiara, the good headdress, who holds in his hand is perfect with the sceptre over the black-headed, prince Lipit-, son of Enlil, wise shepherd, who leads the people to let them relax in pleasant shade, lord, great bison, beloved by An! Your trust is put in Mother Ninlil; Lipit-, you exert great power.
15-24 - You who speak as sweet as honey, whose name suits the mouth, longed-for husband of Inana, to whom Enki gave broad wisdom as a gift! Nisaba, the woman radiant with joy, the true woman, the scribe, the lady who knows everything, guides your fingers on the clay: she makes them put beautiful wedges on the tablets and adorns them with a golden stylus. Nisaba generously bestowed upon you the measuring rod, the surveyor's gleaming line, the yardstick, and the tablets which confer wisdom.
25-39 - Lipit-, Enlil's son, you have realised justice and righteousness. Lord, your goodness covers everything as far as the horizon. King Lipit-, counsellor with huge intelligence, who never tires of discussion, wise one whose decisions guide the people, amply wise, knowing everything in great detail! To decide justly the lawsuits of foreign countries, you recognise true and false even in people's thoughts. Lipit-, you the wicked, but you also know how to save someone by commuting his death sentence; you know how to free someone from the severe punishment, from the jaws of destruction. The mighty do not commit robbery and the strong do not abuse the weak anymore: you have established justice in Sumer and Akkad and made the Land feel content.
40-50 - Lipit-, king of Isin, king of Sumer and Akkad, you are the tablet writer of Nibru; Lipit-, you are the constant attendant of the E-kur, Enlil's house. You are the beloved one of Enlil's and Ninlil's hearts. Hero Ninurta is your mighty commissioner. Chief minister Nuska is your aid in all matters. You have been rightly chosen by Nintur as the purification priest of Kec. When in Urim, you are the youth who has the attention of Suen. You are the one to whom Enki gave the good headdress in Eridug. In Unug, Lipit-, you are the delight of holy Inana's heart. In Isin, Ninisina set up your lofty throne-dais.
51-56 - Among joyful songs of the heart, in an auspicious regnal year, the prince, the powerful prince surpassing in greatness and majesty, your father Icme-, king of the Land, made the foundations of his throne firm for you. On the orders of An and Enlil, he you silenced the loud (?) strife of the foreign countries.
57-63 - Lipit-, Enlil's son, you have made every mouth speak of your righteousness. The tablets will forever speak your praise May your praise never disappear from the tablets in the . May the scribes and glorify you greatly! May eulogies of you never cease in the ! Perfect shepherd, youthful son of Enlil, Lipit-, be praised!
lí-pí-ít-éc4-tár noun Lipit-Ectar
lugal noun king
saj noun head
íl verb to raise
nun noun prince
barag noun dais
hé-dú7 noun (fitting) ornament
ísímú noun (off)shoot
nam-lugal noun kingship
utu noun Utu
jen verb to go
ce-er-zid noun radiance
kalam noun the Land
nam-nun noun princeliness
mah verb to be majestic
me noun essence
gal verb to be big
u5 verb to ride
ub noun corner
4 numeral 4
ùj noun people
ki noun place
jar verb to place
ce verb to agree
én-líl noun Enlil
nín-líl noun Ninlil
ki noun place
áj verb to measure
cul noun young man
zid adj right
igi noun eye
gùn verb to be multicoloured
barag noun dais
túm verb to be suitable
men noun diadem
aga noun crown
zid adj right
saj noun head
mé-té-jál adj seemly
cibir noun shepherd's crook
cu noun hand
du8 verb to spread
du7 verb to be perfect
saj noun head
gíg verb to be black
nun noun prince
lí-pí-ít-éc4-tár noun Lipit-Ectar
dumu noun child
én-líl noun Enlil
sipad noun shepherd
ígí-jál-túkú adj wise
ùj noun people
de6 verb to carry
jissu noun (protective) shade
dùg verb to be good
ud noun day(light)
ICIC
noun self
dúb verb to tremble
en noun lord
alim noun bison
mah verb to be majestic
an noun An
ki noun place
áj verb to measure
jìckìm-tìl noun (source of) trust
ama noun mother
nín-líl noun Ninlil
lí-pí-ít-éc4-tár noun Lipit-Ectar
á noun arm
nun noun prince
jál verb to be (located)
ka noun mouth
làl noun syrup
dùg verb to be good
mu noun name
ka noun mouth
du7 verb to be perfect
cag4 noun heart
de6 verb to carry
dam noun spouse
inana noun Inana
en-ki noun Enki
jéctúg noun ear
dajal verb to be wide
saj noun head
rig7 verb to bestow
nisaba noun Nisaba
munus noun woman
ul verb to swell (with joy)
gùn verb to be multicoloured
munus noun woman
zid adj right
dub-sar noun scribe
nin noun lady
níj-nám pronoun anything
zu verb to know
si noun horn
im noun clay
cag4 noun heart
dub noun tablet
gú-cúm noun cuneiform wedge
sag9 verb to be good
gi-dub-ba noun stylus
kug-sig17 noun gold
cu noun hand
gùn verb to be multicoloured
gi-dic-nindan noun measuring rod
éc-gáná noun measuring line
zà-gìn noun lapis lazuli
jic-as4-lum noun measuring rod
le-um noun (writing) board
ígí-jál adj wise
cúm verb to give
nisaba noun Nisaba
cu noun hand
dajal verb to be wide
dug4 verb to say
lí-pí-ít-éc4-tár noun Lipit-Ectar
dumu noun child
én-líl noun Enlil
níj-zíd noun righteousness
níj-gén6-ná noun constancy
pa noun branch
è verb to go out or in
en noun lord
sag9 verb to be good
an-zag noun border of heaven
dul verb to cover (together)
lí-pí-ít-éc4-tár noun Lipit-Ectar
lugal noun king
umuc noun (fore)thought
gal verb to be big
ad noun voice
gi4 verb to return
inim noun word
kúc verb to be tired
gal-zu adj skilful
ka-ac noun decision
bar verb to set aside
ùj noun people
jéctúg noun ear
dajal verb to be wide
níj-nám pronoun anything
gal verb to be big
zu verb to know
di noun (law)suit
kur noun (mountain) land
inim noun word
cag4 noun heart
jál verb to be (located)
lul verb to be false
zid adj right
zu verb to know
lí-pí-ít-éc4-tár noun Lipit-Ectar
lú-érím noun enemy
guru5 verb to cut down
è verb to go out or in
ka noun mouth
cer7-da noun crime
jìrì noun foot
saga11 verb to press
dug4 verb to say
noun person
zìg verb to rise
zu verb to know
nam-tag noun sin
dugud verb to be heavy
ka noun mouth
gárác noun destruction
noun person
til verb to complete
zu verb to know
á-túkú adj powerful
kalag verb to be strong
sig verb to be low
cé9 verb to be oppressed
ak verb to do
níj-sí-sá noun justice
ki-en-gi noun Sumer
ki-uri noun Akkad
jar verb to place
su noun flesh
kalam noun the Land
dùg verb to be good
lí-pí-ít-éc4-tár noun Lipit-Ectar
lugal noun king
ísín noun Isin
lugal noun king
ki-en-gi noun Sumer
ki-uri noun Akkad
nibru noun Nibru
dub noun tablet
sar verb to write
é-kúr noun E-kur
é noun house(hold)
én-líl noun Enlil
lí-pí-ít-éc4-tár noun Lipit-Ectar
saj noun head
ús verb to be adjacent
za pronoun you (sg.)
én-líl noun Enlil
nín-líl noun Ninlil
ki noun place
áj verb to measure
cag4 noun heart
ur-saj noun hero
nin-urta noun Ninurta
mackim noun judicial officer
kalag verb to be strong
nuska noun Nuska
sukkal-mah noun chief minister
á-táh noun helper
inim noun word
icib noun type of priest
kèc noun Kec
nin-tur5 noun Nintur
zid adj right
pàd verb to find
úrím noun Urim
jál verb to be (located)
cul noun young man
jic noun tree
tuku verb to have
suen noun Suen
en-ki noun Enki
eridug noun Eridug
aga noun crown
zid adj right
cúm verb to give
ki noun place
unug noun Unug
kug adj shining
inana noun Inana
lí-pí-ít-éc4-tár noun Lipit-Ectar
hi-li noun attractiveness
cag4 noun heart
nín-ísín-ná noun Ninisina
ísín noun Isin
barag noun dais
mah verb to be majestic
ri verb to direct
i-lu noun (sad) song
cag4 noun heart
mu noun year
bal noun term (in office)
sag9 verb to be good
nun noun prince
nun noun prince
uru16 verb to be towering
dirig verb to be superior
gal verb to be big
mah verb to be majestic
ad-da noun father
ic-me-da-gan noun Icme-Dagan
lugal noun king
kalam noun the Land
gu-za noun chair
suhuc noun foundation
gen6 verb to be firm
inim noun word
dug4 verb to say
an noun An
én-líl noun Enlil
du14 noun discord
nim noun upper (land)
kur noun (mountain) land
sig9 verb to be silent
jar verb to place
jar verb to place
lí-pí-ít-éc4-tár noun Lipit-Ectar
dumu noun child
én-líl noun Enlil
níj-gén6-ná noun constancy
ka noun mouth
jál verb to be (located)
zá3-mízà-mì2 noun praise
é-dúb-bá-á noun scribal school
im noun clay
dug4 verb to say
im noun clay
taka4 verb to leave behind
dub-sar noun scribe
a-la noun exuberance
ak verb to do
gal verb to be big
i verb to bring out
ár noun praise
é-dúb-bá-á noun scribal school
sipad noun shepherd
gú-túkú adj perfect
cul noun young man
dumu noun child
én-líl noun Enlil
lí-pí-ít-éc4-tár noun Lipit-Ectar
zá3-mízà-mì2 noun praise