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An excerpt from a royal praise poem (?) -- a composite transliteration
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1 - (d)nibru(ki) iri dijir-re-e-ne me saj-e-éc rig7 ()
2 - (d)nu-nam-nir kur gal en an ki-da gu ()
3 - lugal-ju10 sipad saj gíg-ga cag4-ta
4 - pàd-dè me nam-(d)en-líl-lá cibir AN
5 - (d)en-líl dug4-ga-zu lugal-e cu KA A
1-5 - Nibru, the city where the divine powers are presented (?) to the gods . Nunamnir, the Great Mountain, the lord who embraces heaven and earth . My king, the shepherd of the black-headed people already in the womb . Adviser, who the divine powers of a supreme deity and the shepherd's crook . Enlil, your orders by the king.
nibru noun Nibru
iri noun town
dijir noun deity
me noun essence
saj noun head
rig7 verb to bestow
brbr
nu-nam-nir noun Nunamnir
kur noun (mountain) land
gal verb to be big
en noun lord
an noun heaven
ki noun place
gu noun (flax) thread
verb to hang
brbr
lugal noun king
sipad noun shepherd
saj noun head
gíg verb to be black
cag4 noun heart
noun advice
pàd verb to find
me noun essence
nám-én-líl noun status as principal deity
cibir noun shepherd's crook
ANAN
én-líl noun Enlil
dug4 verb to say
lugal noun king
cu noun hand
KAKA
AA