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A prayer for Samsu-iluna (Samsu-iluna B) -- a composite transliteration
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1 - zi
2 - zi
3 - zi X
4 - mu-za
5 - tìl kug
6 - (d)en-ki an
7 - nun sa-am-su-i-lu-na
8 - me-lem4 dajal-cè dul-la
9 - gu-za-zu (d)en-ki-ke4
10 - jidru mu ud sù-rá saj-e-ec -rig7
11 - aga-zu (d)utu-gin7 hé-
12 - nam-lugal-zu an ki-gin7 hé-ge-en
13 - ma-da ùj lu-a lugal-bi hé-me-en
14 - ùj-e sipad zid-bi hé-me-en
15 - ùj dúr-ru-na-bi na-gada-bi hé-me-en
16 - (d)utu-gin7 di gen6-na dab5-bé-da-zu-ne
17 - X X X cár-ra níj-gen6 mu sa4 X X X X
18 - sa-am-su-i-lu-na lugal inim sag9-sag9-ge (d)utu-kam-me-en
19 - lugal-e-ne saj-kal-bi hé-me-en
20 - kur gú-érím-jál-la-zu ud huc-gin7 du7-zu-ne
21 - lugal an-cè hé-ni-zìg
22 - sa-am-su-i-lu-na an-cè he-ni-zìg
23 - kan4-dijir-ra(ki) iri me (d)suen-na-ka nam-gal-zu ud-gin7 pa hé-ni-íb-è
24 - (d)marduk dijir saj dù-zu gú-en nun-e-ne-ka saj-zu hé-éb-íl-le
25 - ki cen-cen jic-jic-lá-a-ka da-za
26 - á-tah tukul-zu hé-me ud sù-rá-cè hé-ba-e-dirig-ga
27 - an lugal dijir-re-e-ne-ke4 zi-zu ud sù-rá-cè hé-me-da-jál
28 - (d)en-líl lugal kur-kur-ra-ke4 inim-zu ge-en-na inim-zu ha-ba-ab-dugud
29 - (d)inana nin gal an-na-ke4 inim kug-ga-ni-a hé-bí-íb-ha-za
30 - (d)en-ki-ke4 ùj cár-ra cu-zu-cè hu-mu-un-jál
31 - (d)asari énsí gal abzu kur-kur kilib-ba na de5 ba-X-a nir-jál eridug(ki)-ga
32 - dijir X-ra-na kìlìb-jál X X-e-ne-ke4 mu dùg-ga hé-bí-íb-sa4 á nun gal-zu hé-a
33 - (d)namma ama é-e X ki ama kalam-ma-ka ka-za a hé-já-já
34 - (d)dam-gal-nun-na nin gal eridug(ki)-ga ki-nú dùg ul-le-ec sízkúr-re-da-ni
35 - mu-lá hi-a -ma dam-bi nu-til-e
36 - ud hé-jál-la ud cu-a mu-ni-(X)-búr-ra sag9-ga
37 - ki nitalam-a-ni-ta cùdù ha-mu-ra-ab-bé
38 - dijir gub-ba (d)lamma abzu inim-jar sag9-ga-zu hé-a AB-e X X-a ud da-rí-cè
39 - sa-am-su-i-lu-na lugal-ju10
1-11 - ... Life . Life . Life . of your name . holy life . Enki . Prince -iluna, . terrifying splendour which spreads far and wide. Enki your throne, and bestow on you a sceptre of long years and days; may he your crown like Utu.
12-19 - May your kingship be as stable as heaven and earth! You are king of numerous lands and peoples! You are the people's good shepherd! You are the herdsman of the settled people! When like Utu you impart just verdicts, justice, you call by name , then you, -iluna, shall be the king of the eloquent words of Utu, and you shall be the foremost of kings.
20-32 - When like a raging storm you batter the foreign lands that are hostile to you, may your head be raised high, O king; may your head be raised high, O -iluna! In Babylon, the city of the divine powers of Suen, may you let your cleverness shine like the sun! May Marduk, the god who created you, lift your head high in the midst of lords and princes! On the field of battle, of mle and conflict, may he never stray from your side! May he be your helper with weapons, may he cause you to excel until distant days! May An, king of the gods, make your life last until distant days! May Enlil, king of the foreign lands, who confirms your words, make your words weighty! May Inana, the great queen of heaven, grasp you firmly with her holy word! May Enki deliver numerous people into your hands! May Asari, the great ruler of the , who provides advice for all the foreign lands, the lordly one of Eridug, the god who in his calls all the with a good name -- may he be your great princely strength!
33-39 - May Namma, the mother who the house, place water in your mouth at the of the Land! May Damgalnuna, the great lady of Eridug, when she intercedes joyfully in the good bedchamber, ... pray on your behalf for days of plenty and days from her husband. May the deity, the protective goddess of the , be your source of good omens for ever and ever! O -iluna, my king!
zi noun life (breath)
zi noun life (breath)
zi noun life (breath)
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mu noun name
tìl verb to live
kug adj shining
en-ki noun Enki
an noun heaven
nun noun prince
sa-am-su-i-lu-na noun Samsu-iluna
me-lem4 noun (awesome) radiance
dajal verb to be wide
dul verb to cover (together)
gu-za noun chair
en-ki noun Enki
jidru noun sceptre
mu noun year
ud noun day(light)
sud verb to be distant
saj noun head
rig7 verb to bestow
aga noun crown
utu noun Utu
nam-lugal noun kingship
an noun heaven
ki noun place
gen6 verb to be firm
ma-da noun land
ùj noun people
lu verb to be abundant
lugal noun king
me verb to be
ùj noun people
sipad noun shepherd
zid adj right
me verb to be
ùj noun people
tuc verb to sit
na-gada noun herdsman
me verb to be
utu noun Utu
di noun (law)suit
gen6 verb to be firm
dab5 verb to seize
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cár verb to be numerous
níj-gén6-ná noun constancy
mu noun name
sa4 verb to call
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sa-am-su-i-lu-na noun Samsu-iluna
lugal noun king
inim noun word
sag9 verb to be good
utu noun Utu
lugal noun king
saj-kal adj foremost
me verb to be
kur noun (mountain) land
gú-érím-jál adj hostile
ud noun storm
huc verb to be reddish
du7 verb to push
lugal noun king
noun neck
an noun heaven
zìg verb to rise
sa-am-su-i-lu-na noun Samsu-iluna
noun neck
an noun heaven
zìg verb to rise
kan4-dijir-ra noun Babylon
iri noun town
me noun essence
suen noun Suen
nam-gal noun greatness
ud noun day(light)
pa noun branch
è verb to go out or in
marduk noun Marduk
dijir noun deity
saj noun head
verb to erect
gú-én noun entirety
nun noun prince
saj noun head
íl verb to raise
ki noun place
noun battle
cen noun combat
jíc-lá noun battle
da noun side
á-táh noun helper
tukul noun weapon
me verb to be
ud noun day(light)
sud verb to be distant
dirig verb to be superior
an noun An
lugal noun king
dijir noun deity
zi noun life (breath)
ud noun day(light)
sud verb to be distant
jál verb to be (located)
én-líl noun Enlil
lugal noun king
kur noun (mountain) land
inim noun word
gen6 verb to be firm
inim noun word
dugud verb to be heavy
inana noun Inana
nin noun lady
gal verb to be big
an noun heaven
inim noun word
kug adj shining
ha-za verb to hold
en-ki noun Enki
ùj noun people
cár verb to be numerous
cu noun hand
jál verb to be (located)
asari noun Asari
énsí noun (city) ruler
gal verb to be big
abzu noun underground water
kur noun (mountain) land
kìlìb noun entirety
na noun advice
de5 verb to collect
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nír-jál adj authoritative
eridug noun Eridug
dijir noun deity
XX
kílíb3-jálkìlìb-jàl2 noun assembly
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XX
mu noun name
dùg verb to be good
sa4 verb to call
á noun arm
nun noun prince
gal verb to be big
me verb to be
namma noun Namma
ama noun mother
é noun house(hold)
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ki noun place
ama noun mother
kalam noun the Land
ka noun mouth
a noun water
jar verb to place
dam-gal-nun-na noun Damgalnuna
nin noun lady
gal verb to be big
eridug noun Eridug
kí-nú noun sleeping quarter
dùg verb to be good
ul verb to swell (with joy)
sízkúr verb to intercede
verb to hang
hi verb to mix up
dam noun spouse
til verb to complete
ud noun day(light)
hé-jál noun plenty
ud noun day(light)
cu noun hand
búr verb to release
sag9 verb to be good
ki noun place
nitalam noun spouse
cùdù noun prayer
dug4 verb to say
dijir noun deity
gub verb to stand
lamma noun guardian deity
abzu noun underground water
noun person
inim-jar noun (oracular) utterance
sag9 verb to be good
me verb to be
AB noun AB
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XX
ud noun day(light)
dá-rí adj eternal
sa-am-su-i-lu-na noun Samsu-iluna
lugal noun king