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Letter from X to the god Nanna -- a composite transliteration
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1 - (d)nanna dumu-saj (d)en-líl-lá cùdù-dè ki áj-ra
2 - ù-na-a-dug4
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7 - ù-ne-dè-tah
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9 -
10 - nam-mah-zu kur-kur-ra dul-la
11 - me-lem4-zu
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13 -
14 -
15 -
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1-7 - Say to Nanna, the firstborn son of Enlil, who loves prayers; repeat to the lord whose light spreads widely, the crown of heaven and earth, the great lord who loves to revive man; the father of the black-headed; the merciful king, who can untie and release; the merciful, compassionate god who listens to appeals:
8-16 - You who are perfect in lordship and wear the legitimate headdress, the one with gleaming appearance and noble countenance, holy form endowed lavishly with beauty: your greatness covers all countries. Your fearsome radiance overwhelms the holy sky. Your great awesomeness is imbued with terror. is pre-eminent in the Land. You are indeed glorious from east to west. From the interior of heaven has given you , and entrusted you with the heavens. You are the king of heaven and earth; it is you who decide their fate.
nanna noun Nanna
dumu-saj noun first-born (child)
én-líl noun Enlil
cùdù noun prayer
ki noun place
áj verb to measure
dug4 verb to say
tah verb to add
nam-mah noun majesty
kur noun (mountain) land
dul verb to cover (together)
me-lem4 noun (awesome) radiance