Literary letters and letter-prayersx

Compositions with a historical background & Royal praise poetryx

Literary letters and letter-prayersx

Hymns and cult songsx

filter =
A praise poem of Sn-iddinam (Sn-iddinam A) -- a composite transliteration
/
pdf
+
1 - X X ní-tuku (d)X X
2 - (d)suen-i-din-nam KIJ da-ni kaskal saj X X
3 - nin gal me-te zíd-da kug-sig17 ce mu-na-já-já
4 - ce saj-bi SA bí-in-lá-lá é-kur za-gìn ()
5 - kar nam-tìl-la kar urim5(ki)-ma-cè gú-un-bi im-mi-ni-u5
6 - é mah-a é (d)suen-na-cè húl-la ba-ni-in-kur9
7 - lugal-ra (d)nanna mu-da-húl (d)nin-gal mu-un-ci-in-X
8 - (d)suen-i-din-nam (d)nanna mu-da-húl (d)nin-gal mu-un-ci-in-X
9 - (d)a-nun-na dijir gal-gal-e-ne cùdù mu-na-ca4-ac
10 - hé-jál nésáj sikil nésáj zag-mu-ka cu gal mu-un-du7-du7
10A - kar nam-tìl-la kar urim5(ki)-ma-cè gún-bi im-mi-ni-u5
11 - (d)suen-e nidba nibru(ki)-cè un-tùm
11A - é-kur-re é (d)en-líl-lá-cè ba-X-X-ni-kur9
12 - (d)en-líl nidba-da húl-la-e nam dùg mu-ni-tar
13 - ama ugu-a-ni nin gal (d)nin-líl-lá zid na-mu-un-dug4
13A - (d)suen-e (d)en-líl (d)nin-líl-ra mu-ne-dé-e
14 - nam (d)suen-i-din-nam sù-rá-cè tar-re-e-dè cu mu-un-ne-mú-mú
15 - sipad sun5-na zid mi-ni-dé-za-na nam-tìl hé-na-
16 - (d)suen-i-din-nam zid mi-ni-dé-za-na nam-tìl hé-na-X
17 - zi ud sù-rá jál nam-tar-ra zid nam-e-ec hé-en-tar
18 - jic-cub-ba tìl-le ud da-rí-ka saj-e-ec hé-en-ba
19 - ce saj-bi é-kur za-gìn-cè jé6-e ma-ra-e-gin7
20 - ninda gur4 SI MA ce hal-bi-gin7 mu-bi hé-éb-gu5-ul
21 - mu sag9-sag9 ud tìl-la itid silim-ma e-ne ga-sig10-ga-dè-en
22 - é-gal-a-na ur5 sag9-ga cag4 húl-la cu du7 mu-ne-DU-en
23 - (d)suen-i-din-na-am inim sag9-sag9-ge mu-un-ba tìl-le níj-ba-bi hé-me-en
24 - gu-za nam-lugal-la saj hé-íl-la du-rí-cè hé-ù-tud
25 - ud ul-cè mu-ni-ir gal-e kur cu4-mu-un-na-ab-zé-en
1-4 - who respects . -iddinam his departing boat. He provided flour, gold and grain, befitting the great lady. this choice (?) grain, the lapis lazuli E-kur.
5-10A - He transported this cargo to the Quay of Life, the quay of Urim. Joyously he brought it into the majestic house, the house of Suen. Nanna was delighted with the king, and Ningal to him. Nanna was delighted with -iddinam, and Ningal to him. The Anuna, the great gods, blessed him. He had brought to complete perfection the plenitude, the pure first-fruit offerings, the first-fruit offerings of the new year. He had transported this cargo to the Quay of Life, the quay of Urim.
11-13 - Suen put in order the food offerings and, after he had taken them to Nibru, and had brought them into the E-kur, the house of Enlil, Enlil, delighted with the food offerings, fixed a good destiny. His own mother, the great lady Ninlil, expressed deserved affection.
13A-18 - Suen addressed Enlil and Ninlil. He prayed to them to determine an eternal destiny for -iddinam: 'May the life of the humble shepherd whom you favourably address . May the life of -iddinam whom you favourably address . As a just destiny, may a life into the distant future be determined for him (?) in destiny. May he be allotted long-lasting life.'
19-25 - 'As I bring this choice grain to the lapis lazuli E-kur for you, may he hasten (?) thick bread like this threshed (?) grain. Let us give him years of favour, days of life and months of success. In his palace you (?) will bring to him (?) in perfection what pleases the spirit and gladdens the heart. May you be the gift of life for -iddinam, who discourses (?) pleasingly! May the royal throne rise high and endure eternally! Forever make foreign lands submit to his great name!'
XX
XX
ní-túkú adj reverent
X noun unclear
XX
suen-i-din-na-am noun Sn-iddinam
KIJKIG
noun boat
da verb verb part of multiword verb
kaskal noun (high)way
saj noun head
XX
XX
nin noun lady
gal verb to be big
me-te noun (fitting) attribute
zíd noun flour
kug-sig17 noun gold
ce noun barley
jar verb to place
ce noun barley
saj noun head
noun neck
SASA
verb to hang
é-kúr noun E-kur
zà-gìn noun lapis lazuli
brbr
kar noun quay
nàm-tìl noun life
kar noun quay
úrím noun Urim
gún noun weight measure (load)
u5 verb to ride
é noun house(hold)
mah verb to be majestic
é noun house(hold)
suen noun Suen
húl verb to be happy
kur9 verb to enter
lugal noun king
nanna noun Nanna
húl verb to be happy
nin-gal noun Ningal
XX
suen-i-din-na-am noun Sn-iddinam
nanna noun Nanna
húl verb to be happy
nin-gal noun Ningal
XX
a-nun-na noun Anuna
dijir noun deity
gal verb to be big
cùdù noun prayer
ca4 verb verb part of multiword verb
hé-jál noun plenty
nesaj noun (first-fruit) offering
sikil verb to be pure
nesaj noun (first-fruit) offering
zag-mu noun new year
cu noun hand
gal verb to be big
du7 verb to be perfect
kar noun quay
nàm-tìl noun life
kar noun quay
úrím noun Urim
gún noun weight measure (load)
u5 verb to ride
suen noun Suen
nidba noun (food) offering
nibru noun Nibru
de6 verb to carry
é-kúr noun E-kur
é noun house(hold)
én-líl noun Enlil
kur9 verb to enter
én-líl noun Enlil
nidba noun (food) offering
húl verb to be happy
nam noun destiny
dùg verb to be good
tar verb to cut
ama noun mother
ugu verb to give birth
nin noun lady
gal verb to be big
nín-líl noun Ninlil
noun (loving) care
zid adj right
dug4 verb to say
suen noun Suen
én-líl noun Enlil
nín-líl noun Ninlil
noun voice
verb to pour
nam noun destiny
suen-i-din-na-am noun Sn-iddinam
sud verb to be distant
tar verb to cut
cu noun hand
verb to grow
sipad noun shepherd
sun5 verb to be humble
noun voice
zid adj right
verb to pour
nàm-tìl noun life
suen-i-din-na-am noun Sn-iddinam
noun voice
zid adj right
verb to pour
nàm-tìl noun life
XX
zi noun life (breath)
ud noun day(light)
sud verb to be distant
jál verb to be (located)
nam-tar noun destiny
zid adj right
nam noun destiny
tar verb to cut
jic-cub-ba noun lot
tìl verb to live
ud noun day(light)
dá-rí adj eternal
saj noun head
ba verb to allot
ce noun barley
saj noun head
é-kúr noun E-kur
zà-gìn noun lapis lazuli
jé6 pronoun I
è verb to go out or in
ninda noun bread
gur4 verb to be thick
SISI
MAMA
ce noun barley
hal verb to divide out
mu noun year
gal verb to be big
mu noun year
sag9 verb to be good
ud noun day(light)
tìl verb to live
itid noun moon(light)
silim verb to be healthy
e-ne pronoun he, she
sig10 verb to place
é-gál noun palace
ur5 noun liver
sag9 verb to be good
cag4 noun heart
húl verb to be happy
cu noun hand
du7 verb to be perfect
DU verb DU
suen-i-din-na-am noun Sn-iddinam
inim noun word
sag9 verb to be good
ba verb to allot
tìl verb to live
níj-bá noun gift
me verb to be
gu-za noun chair
nam-lugal noun kingship
saj noun head
íl verb to raise
dú-rí noun eternity
tud verb to give birth
ud noun day(light)
ul noun distant time
mu noun name
gal verb to be big
kur noun (mountain) land
verb to cover