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A prayer for Samsu-iluna (Samsu-iluna C) -- a composite transliteration
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1 - en-e gu-za barag mah-a dúr jar-ra-zu-ne
2 - ki-tuc nam-lugal-zu ha-ba-gen6-né
3 - sa-am-su-i-lu-na gu-za barag mah-a dúr jar-ra-zu-ne
4 - ki-tuc nam-lugal-zu ha-ba-gen6-né
5 - cibir nam-en-na dab5-a-zu-ne
6 - gu-za-zu suhuc-bi hé-ge-en
7 - ki kug ki sikil-la mú-mú-da-zu-ne
8 - me nam-nun-na cu gal-bi hé-ni-du7
9 - barag kug nam-lugal-ke4 X X-ne-da-zu-ne
10 - nam-nir-jál-la an-cè hé-ni-zìg
11 - me-lem4 nam-lugal-la mu4-mu4-da-zu-ne ud-gin7 mul-mul X X X X X
12 - me mah me gal-gal-la cu du7-a-zu-ne
13 - gal nam-lugal-la-ka túg-bà1-gin7 hé-en6-mur10
14 - ud zalag-ga-gin7 dalla è-a-zu-ne
15 - an-e (d)en-líl-bi nam gal ha-ra-ab-tar-re-ne
16 - (d)nanna-gin7 kalam-cè è-a-zu-ne
17 - nun gal (d)en-ki-ke4 cag4 gú-bi gi4-a-na cùdù hu-mu-ri-íb-ca4
18 - aga-zu (d)utu-gin7 kalam-ma hé-eb-zalag-ge
19 - jidru-zu ùj cár-ra
20 - (d)suen-e zi-jál hé-ni-ib-lah4-lah4-e
21 - cibir-zu ki-en-gi ki-uri hé-ni-ib-túm ama a-a-bi-gin7
22 - ùj dajal-la ùj téc-a sig10-ga-zu
23 - má-gur8 an-na-gin7 zalag-ga-zu-cè giri17 cu ha-ra-ab-jál-le
24 - kur ní-ba tuc-a dijir-bi hé-me-en
25 - (d)utu-gin7 è-a-zu-cè asila X
26 - ama a-a ugu-bi-gin7 igi-bi -jál
27 - ú-gu7 dajal-la-zu-cè zi-bi
28 - a naj hé-jál-la-zu-cè X
29 - ùj saj gíg-ga
30 - jissu-zu-uc -te-en-te-en
31 - nam-sipad-zu
32 - X X X X X
35 - hé-i-i
36 - nam-lugal-la ud da-rí-cè hé-eb-ge-en
37 - X-me-en
38 - -me-en
39 - dadag-ga-me-en
40 - sa-am-su-i-lu-na lugal-ju10
1-10 - Lord, may you confirm your royal position by taking your seat on the throne, the lofty dais! -iluna, may you confirm your royal position by taking your seat on the throne, the lofty dais! May you strengthen the foundations of your throne by grasping the shepherd's crook of lordship! May you bring to perfect completion the princely divine powers by inspiring awe in the holy place, the pure place! When you on the holy royal dais, may you lift your head high in a lordly manner!
11-17 - When you are imbued with the terrifying splendour of royalty, shining like the sun! When you perfectly wield the august divine powers, the great divine powers, may you be cloaked as if with a mantle in the great awesomeness of royalty! When you come forth in brilliance like the shining day, may An and Enlil determine a great destiny for you! When you appear like Nanna over the Land, may the great prince Enki pray on your behalf in his overflowing heart!
18-24 - May your headdress sparkle over the Land like Utu! May your sceptre correctly guide the numerous people! May Suen let you control the living beings! With your shepherd's crook may you lead Sumer and Akkad as if you were their mother and father! May the widespread people, the people whom you have united, pray to you as you shine like the Barge of Heaven! May you be the god of the foreign lands that are settled together!
25-40 - When you come forth like Utu, joy , and their gaze is fixed as if on their own parents. When you feed them lavishly, may their lives ! When you generously give them drink, ! May the black-headed people cool themselves in your shade! Your shepherdship . ... ... May be praised! May your royal be forever stable! May you be ! May you be ! May you shine ! O -iluna, my king!
en noun lord
gu-za noun chair
barag noun dais
mah verb to be majestic
dúr noun rump
jar verb to place
ki-tuc noun dwelling place
nam-lugal noun kingship
gen6 verb to be firm
sa-am-su-i-lu-na noun Samsu-iluna
gu-za noun chair
barag noun dais
mah verb to be majestic
dúr noun rump
jar verb to place
ki-tuc noun dwelling place
nam-lugal noun kingship
gen6 verb to be firm
cibir noun shepherd's crook
nam-en noun high (priestly) office
dab5 verb to seize
gu-za noun chair
suhuc noun foundation
gen6 verb to be firm
ki noun place
kug adj shining
ki noun place
sikil verb to be pure
noun fear(someness)
verb to grow
me noun essence
nam-nun noun princeliness
cu noun hand
gal verb to be big
du7 verb to be perfect
barag noun dais
kug adj shining
nam-lugal noun kingship
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nám-nír-jál noun authority
noun neck
an noun heaven
zìg verb to rise
me-lem4 noun (awesome) radiance
nam-lugal noun kingship
mur10 verb to dress
ud noun day(light)
mul verb to radiate
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me noun essence
mah verb to be majestic
me noun essence
gal verb to be big
cu noun hand
du7 verb to be perfect
noun fear(someness)
gal verb to be big
nam-lugal noun kingship
túg-bá13tùg2-bà1 noun type of garment
mur10 verb to dress
ud noun day(light)
zalag verb to be shining
dalla verb to be bright
è verb to go out or in
an noun An
én-líl noun Enlil
nam noun destiny
gal verb to be big
tar verb to cut
nanna noun Nanna
kalam noun the Land
è verb to go out or in
nun noun prince
gal verb to be big
en-ki noun Enki
cag4 noun heart
noun neck
gi4 verb to return
cùdù noun prayer
ca4 verb verb part of multiword verb
aga noun crown
utu noun Utu
kalam noun the Land
zalag verb to be shining
jidru noun sceptre
ùj noun people
cár verb to be numerous
suen noun Suen
zí-jál noun living creature
de6 verb to carry
cibir noun shepherd's crook
ki-en-gi noun Sumer
ki-uri noun Akkad
de6 verb to carry
ama noun mother
a-a noun father
ùj noun people
dajal verb to be wide
ùj noun people
noun voice
téc noun unity
sig10 verb to place
má-gúr8 noun processional boat
an noun heaven
zalag verb to be shining
giri17 noun nose
cu noun hand
jál verb to be (located)
kur noun (mountain) land
ní-bí pronoun itself, themselves
tuc verb to sit
dijir noun deity
me verb to be
utu noun Utu
è verb to go out or in
asila noun rejoicing
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ama noun mother
a-a noun father
ugu verb to give birth
igi noun eye
jál verb to be (located)
ú-gú7 noun food
dajal verb to be wide
zi noun life (breath)
a noun water
naj verb to drink
hé-jál noun plenty
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ùj noun people
saj noun head
gíg verb to be black
jissu noun (protective) shade
noun self
ten verb to extinguish
nam-sipad noun shepherd's craft
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i verb to bring out
nam-lugal noun kingship
ud noun day(light)
dá-rí adj eternal
gen6 verb to be firm
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dadag verb to be bright
sa-am-su-i-lu-na noun Samsu-iluna
lugal noun king