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A hymn to Nanna (Nanna E) -- a composite transliteration
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1 - dumu nun-e ABA kug-ta è-a ba-zal-zal si ì-
2 - kur me sikil èc abzu cag4 X X dajal kur me
3 - ki-ùr mah dúr X X dajal-la
4 - ambar-ta me-lem4 huc tùm mùc X X-ge-en
5 - nam-dùg-zu-cè nam-gal nam-mah-zu-cè saj im-ma-íl-lá
6 - nam tar-re-dè-ec á mah mi-ni-in-sud4-un
7 - nam-lugal an ki-zu an gal-e cu dajal mu-ri-in-dug4
8 - nam-dumu nun gal-zu (d)en-líl-le nam-men cu mi-ri-in-du7
9 - nam-dijir mah (d)en-líl pa è ma-ra-ni-in-è
10 - a DU-a a sig mah-zu-cè nam tar-re ki dùg ama dùg
11 - (d)en-ki ABA-cag4 kug-ta jìrì-zu-cè im-mi-in-jar
12 - (d)en-líl nam-mah nam-en-na mi-ni-in-tud-dè-en
13 - (d)nanna ud-sakar-zu ud-sakar 7-bi mu pàd-da
14 - (d)en-líl an ki-ka mu-zu mu kug-ga mu mi-ri-in-pàd
15 - dumu nun-e nam-gal-zu an ki-a pa è im-mi-in-è
16 - unken mah nam (d)en-líl-lá-na saj-e-ec mu-ra-an-rig7
17 - (d)en-ki-ke4 ki èc eridug(ki)-ta nam-men nam-mah-zu mu-ri-in-tar
18 - abzu mah ki èc eridug(ki)-ta nam-en gal-zu-cè
19 - lugal an ki-ke4 an ki gùn-a nam-gal-zu-cè ba-an-dug4
20 - (d)nanna saj-zu íl (d)a-nun-na-ke4-ne-er ha-la ba-an-pàd
21 - me sikil cag4 húl-la-ka-ne-ne ki-tuc kug im-mi-ni-in-tuc-un
22 - dijir gal-gal-e-ne nidba-ec gal ba-an-pàd
23 - zag gu-lá cag4 hi-li mah si-a im-mi-ni-in-durun-uc
24 - dijir-re-e-ne sízkúr cag4 húl-la-ne-ne im-mi-ni-in-cúm-cúm
25 - ki mah ki kug-ga mi-ni-in-tuc-un
26 - (d)nanna ki kug-ga ki-tuc kug mi-ni-in-tuc-un
27 - (d)en-ki-ke4 ki-tuc ma-ra-ab-sikil-e ki-tuc ma-ra-ab-cen-e
28 - an mu-ra-ab-kug-ge ki mu-ra-ab-cen-e
29 - é-kic-nu-jál é tir erin-na an-cè
30 - dúr mah-zu ki kug-ga ma-ra-ab-ak úr níj an ki-a
31 - jic-hur cu-luh mah-zu
32 - gir4 X-zu bancur ki kug-ga ma-ra-ab-cen
33 - kíj-sig-bi kíj-sig kíj-nim-zu
34 - X X
35 - cu-luh-ha ma-ra-ab-kù-ug ma-ra-ab-cen
36 - X X X DU SA U du8 X UZ KA LA ba-an-sig7
37 - X X X mi-ni-in-pàd
38 - (d)en-ki abzu-ni ù-tud cu-luh mu-ra-an-já-já
39 - (d)kù-sù1-e cu-luh-ha ba-ni-gub é ní-bi ù-tud
40 - ABA-cag4 bar-ba gir4 gud udu ninda èc bar-ba cu-luh kug-bi
41 - é-e ì im-sikil-e saj ba-ab-ha-za á-cu-jìrì ba-an-KU-uc
42 - cu-luh kug nu-cub-bu-cè ambar mah
43 - ABA dajal kug-ga-ta nam-bi im-ta-è
44 - é-kic-nu-jál barag mah kug-ga me gal mah an ki-a cu du7
45 - ABA kug-ta pec10 mah a tu5-a-zu
46 - ì hur-saj su kug jál-la-zu
47 - (d)nanna barag mah-zu ba-jar-ra
48 - gada mah kécé saj íl si mul suh10-gir11 nam-men-na
49 - ì mah ì nam-men ì èrìm gal-zu su-bar kug-ga-ka
50 - kar-za-gìn kar mah kar kug-ga-na
51 - (d)nin-gublaga-ke4 en cu im-ma-an-kug-ga
52 - (d)tarah abzu eridug(ki)-ta cu-bi ì im-sikil-e
53 - ú-a-zu bancur únú ki gal-zu-cè cu kug já-já-zu-cè
54 - (d)kù-sù-e cu sikil cu dadag ak cu im-ma-an-kug-ge
55 - (d)tarah abzu eridug(ki)-ta cu-bi ì im-sikil-e
56 - èc abzu barag mah úrím(kí)-ma nam dùg gal tar-re
57 - é-kic-nu-jál ki-tuc kug dùg-ga-àm (d)nin-gal nin mah-bi
58 - ki-tuc kug ki nam-nin-za (d)nanna lugal-bi-ir
59 - é-kic-nu-jál agrun-kug-ga é nam-lugal-zu
60 - (d)nanna (d)nin-gal ki-tuc mi-ni-íb-húl-ne
61 - (d)suen-e en zu mah an ki aga-zu aga mah-àm
62 - me-lem4 huc an ki-a sig9-ge (d)ac-ím-babbar-e cu hé-en-na-kug-ge
63 - an-gin7 hé-en-na-kug-ge ki-gin7 hé-en-na-cen-e
64 - cag4 an-na-gin7 hé-en-na-dadag-ge
65 - aga an ki-a aga kug saj hé-em-ma-íl-e
66 - (d)suen-e en zu mah an ki barag sikil-la cu du7
67 - (d)ac-ím-babbar-e saj-men aga zid-da si mul mah X (X)
68 - saj im-ma-íl-e
69 - ì kug ì sikil ì dadag-ge
1-4 - Princely son, you are radiant as you come forth from the sacred bathing chamber (?), . the mountain of pure divine powers, the shrine, . the majestic foundation platform, . Bringing terrifying radiance from the marshes, you a fearsome .
5-12 - Lifting your head in your goodness, greatness and majesty, majestically you extend your arm in order to determine destinies: great An has liberally bestowed on you your kingship over heaven and earth, and Enlil has perfected for you your great and noble filial status and lordship. Enlil has made majestic divinity manifest for you. Determining a destiny for your flowing waters, the majestic lower (?) waters, Enki from within the sacred bathing chamber (?) has placed the good earth, the good mother, at your feet. Enlil has sired you in majesty and lordship.
13-19 - O Nanna, your crescent moon is called "the crescent moon of the seventh day (?)". Enlil has made known throughout heaven and earth your name, which is a sacred name. Princely son, he has made your greatness manifest throughout heaven and earth. The majestic assembly has bestowed on you his status as Enlil. And from the place of the sanctuary Eridug, Enki has determined for you your lordship and majesty. King of heaven and earth who adorns heaven and earth (?), from the majestic , the place of the sanctuary Eridug, he has declared your great lordship and your greatness.
20-26 - O Nanna, he has chosen as your inheritance that you should surpass the Anuna gods. He has seated you in a sacred dwelling amid their pure divine powers which gladden the heart. He has grandly called the great gods to the food offerings. He has seated them for the ritual which fills the heart with majestic pleasure. He has presented to (?) the gods their offerings which gladden the heart. He has seated you in a majestic place, a sacred place. O Nanna, he has seated you in a sacred place, a sacred dwelling.
27-30 - Enki purifies the dwelling for you, he makes the dwelling shine for you. He consecrates the heavens for you, he makes the earth shine for you. He makes the E-kic-nu-gal, the house of the cedar forests, tower straight upward for you. He makes your majestic residence into a sacred place for you, the foundation of heaven and earth.
31-40 - He puts your ritual plans and majestic lustration rituals in order for you. he makes the offering table resplendent for you in the sacred place. he puts in order for you evening meals, your evening meals and morning meals. He consecrates the lustration rituals and makes them shine for you. After , he has made the beautiful. He has called . Enki sets up for you the lustration rituals created in his ; Kusu establishes the lustration rituals created in their specific house -- the oven for oxen, sheep and bread beside the interior of the bathing chamber (?), those sacred lustration rituals beside the shrine!
41-48 - Kusu purifies the oil for the house. It is placed in readiness and the limbs are . To ensure the sacred lustration rituals are not neglected, from the majestic marshes, the vast, sacred bathing chamber (?), this destiny emerges: the E-kic-nu-gal, with its majestic, sacred dais, perfects the great, majestic divine powers of heaven and earth. You bathe on the majestic banks by (?) the sacred bathing chamber (?); you put mountain oil on your sacred body; O Nanna, you are placed upon your majestic dais -- wrapped in majestic linen, with raised head, shining horns and the diadem of lordship!
49-55 - With the majestic oil of the sacred body, the oil of lordship, oil from your great treasury, Lord Ningublaga consecrates the hands on his lapis-lazuli quay, the majestic quay, the sacred quay. But from Eridug purifies the oil for those hands. So that you should place sacred hands upon your offering table in the banqueting hall, the great place, your steward Kusu -- she who purifies hands and cleanses hands -- consecrates the hands. But from Eridug the stag of the purifies the oil for those hands.
56-60 - Ningal is the majestic lady of the shrine, of the majestic dais of Urim determining good and great destinies, and of the E-kic-nu-gal, the sacred and good dwelling. O, the sacred dwelling is the place of your ladyship for Nanna its king! The E-kic-nu-gal, the Agrun-kug, is your house of royalty! Nanna and Ningal bring joyfulness to the dwelling.
61-65 - O Suen, sage, majestic lord throughout heaven and earth, your crown is a majestic crown! O Acimbabbar who puts a terrifying radiance in heaven and earth! May his hands be consecrated for him. May they be consecrated like heaven for him, may they be made to shine like the earth for him. May they be as resplendent as the centre of heaven for him. May he lift his head with its crown (?) of heaven and earth, the sacred crown.
66-68 - Suen, the sage lord, majestic throughout heaven and earth, who perfects the pure dais, Acimbabbar who wears (?) the diadem and just crown with majestic, shining horns, lifts his head.
69 - Sacred oil, pure oil, cleansing oil!
dumu noun child
nun noun prince
ABA noun bathing chamber?
kug adj shining
è verb to go out or in
zal verb to pass
si noun horn
kur noun (mountain) land
me noun essence
sikil verb to be pure
èc noun shrine
abzu noun Abzu
cag4 noun heart
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XX
dajal verb to be wide
kur noun (mountain) land
me noun essence
kì-ùr noun foundation
mah verb to be majestic
dúr noun rump
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XX
dajal verb to be wide
ambar noun marsh
me-lem4 noun (awesome) radiance
huc verb to be reddish
de6 verb to carry
mùc noun face
noun fear(someness)
XX
XX
nàm-dùg noun goodness
nam-gal noun greatness
nam-mah noun majesty
saj noun head
íl verb to raise
nam noun destiny
tar verb to cut
á noun arm
mah verb to be majestic
sud verb to be distant
nam-lugal noun kingship
an noun heaven
ki noun place
an noun An
gal verb to be big
cu noun hand
dajal verb to be wide
dug4 verb to say
nam-dumu noun filial status
nun noun prince
gal verb to be big
én-líl noun Enlil
nam-men noun sovereignty
cu noun hand
du7 verb to be perfect
nam-dijir noun divinity
mah verb to be majestic
én-líl noun Enlil
pa noun branch
è verb to go out or in
è verb to go out or in
a noun water
DU verb DU
a noun water
sig verb to be low
mah verb to be majestic
nam noun destiny
tar verb to cut
ki noun place
dùg verb to be good
ama noun mother
dùg verb to be good
en-ki noun Enki
ABA-cag4 noun centre of bathing chamber?
kug adj shining
jìrì noun foot
jar verb to place
én-líl noun Enlil
nam-mah noun majesty
nam-en noun high (priestly) office
tud verb to give birth
nanna noun Nanna
ud-sakar noun crescent (moon)
ud-sakar noun crescent (moon)
7 numeral 7
mu noun name
pàd verb to find
én-líl noun Enlil
an noun heaven
ki noun place
mu noun name
mu noun name
kug adj shining
mu noun name
pàd verb to find
dumu noun child
nun noun prince
nam-gal noun greatness
an noun heaven
ki noun place
pa noun branch
è verb to go out or in
è verb to go out or in
unken noun assembly
mah verb to be majestic
nam noun destiny
én-líl noun Enlil
saj noun head
rig7 verb to bestow
en-ki noun Enki
ki noun place
èc noun shrine
eridug noun Eridug
nam-men noun sovereignty
nam-mah noun majesty
tar verb to cut
abzu noun underground water
mah verb to be majestic
ki noun place
èc noun shrine
eridug noun Eridug
nam-en noun high (priestly) office
gal verb to be big
lugal noun king
an noun heaven
ki noun place
an noun heaven
ki noun place
gùn verb to be multicoloured
nam-gal noun greatness
dug4 verb to say
nanna noun Nanna
saj noun head
íl verb to raise
a-nun-na noun Anuna
ha-la noun share
pàd verb to find
me noun essence
sikil verb to be pure
cag4 noun heart
húl verb to be happy
ki-tuc noun dwelling place
kug adj shining
tuc verb to sit
dijir noun deity
gal verb to be big
nidba noun (food) offering
gal verb to be big
pàd verb to find
zag noun side
gal verb to be big
cag4 noun heart
hi-li noun attractiveness
mah verb to be majestic
si verb to fill
tuc verb to sit
dijir noun deity
sízkúr noun prayer
cag4 noun heart
húl verb to be happy
cúm verb to give
ki noun place
mah verb to be majestic
ki noun place
kug adj shining
tuc verb to sit
nanna noun Nanna
ki noun place
kug adj shining
ki-tuc noun dwelling place
kug adj shining
tuc verb to sit
en-ki noun Enki
ki-tuc noun dwelling place
sikil verb to be pure
ki-tuc noun dwelling place
cen verb to be pure
an noun heaven
kug verb to be shining
ki noun place
cen verb to be pure
é-kíc-nú-jál noun E-kic-nu-gal
é noun house(hold)
tir noun forest
erin noun cedar
an noun heaven
dúr noun rump
mah verb to be majestic
ki noun place
kug adj shining
ak verb to do
úr noun root
níj noun thing
an noun heaven
ki noun place
jic-hur noun design
cu-luh noun ritual cleansing
mah verb to be majestic
gir4 noun oven
XX
bancur noun (offering) table
ki noun place
kug adj shining
cen verb to be pure
kíj-síg noun late afternoon meal
kíj-síg noun late afternoon meal
kíj-ním noun morning meal
XX
XX
cu-luh noun ritual cleansing
kug verb to be shining
cen verb to be pure
XX
XX
XX
DUDU
SASA
UU
du8 verb to spread
XX
UZUZ
KAKA
LALA
sig7 verb to be green
XX
XX
XX
pàd verb to find
en-ki noun Enki
abzu noun underground water
tud verb to give birth
cu-luh noun ritual cleansing
jar verb to place
kù-sù noun Kusu
cu-luh noun ritual cleansing
gub verb to stand
é noun house(hold)
ní-bí pronoun itself, themselves
tud verb to give birth
ABA-cag4 noun centre of bathing chamber?
bar noun outside
gir4 noun oven
gud noun bull
udu noun sheep
ninda noun bread
èc noun shrine
bar noun outside
cu-luh noun ritual cleansing
kug adj shining
é noun house(hold)
ì noun fatty substance
sikil verb to be pure
saj noun head
ha-za verb to hold
á-cú-jírí3à2-cù-jìrì noun limbs
KU verb KU
cu-luh noun ritual cleansing
kug adj shining
cub verb to fall
ambar noun marsh
mah verb to be majestic
ABA noun bathing chamber?
dajal verb to be wide
kug adj shining
nam noun destiny
è verb to go out or in
é-kíc-nú-jál noun E-kic-nu-gal
barag noun dais
mah verb to be majestic
kug adj shining
me noun essence
gal verb to be big
mah verb to be majestic
an noun heaven
ki noun place
cu noun hand
du7 verb to be perfect
ABA noun bathing chamber?
kug adj shining
pec10 noun bank
mah verb to be majestic
a noun water
tu5 verb to wash
ì noun fatty substance
hur-saj noun mountain (range)
su noun flesh
kug adj shining
jál verb to be (located)
nanna noun Nanna
barag noun dais
mah verb to be majestic
jar verb to place
gada noun linen (fibre)
mah verb to be majestic
kécé verb to bind
saj noun head
íl verb to raise
si noun horn
mul verb to radiate
suh10-gir11 noun diadem
nam-men noun sovereignty
ì noun fatty substance
mah verb to be majestic
ì noun fatty substance
nam-men noun sovereignty
ì noun fatty substance
èrìm noun storehouse
gal verb to be big
su-bar noun body
kug adj shining
kàr-zà-gìn-nà noun Kar-zagina
kar noun quay
mah verb to be majestic
kar noun quay
kug adj shining
nin-gublaga noun Ningublaga
en noun lord
cu noun hand
kug verb to be shining
tarah noun Tarah
abzu noun underground water
eridug noun Eridug
cu noun hand
ì noun fatty substance
sikil verb to be pure
ú-á noun provisioner
bancur noun (offering) table
únú noun (dining) hall
ki noun place
gal verb to be big
cu noun hand
kug adj shining
jar verb to place
kù-sù noun Kusu
cu noun hand
sikil verb to be pure
cu noun hand
dadag verb to be bright
ak verb to do
cu noun hand
kug verb to be shining
tarah noun Tarah
abzu noun underground water
eridug noun Eridug
cu noun hand
ì noun fatty substance
sikil verb to be pure
èc noun shrine
abzu noun Abzu
barag noun dais
mah verb to be majestic
úrím noun Urim
nam noun destiny
dùg verb to be good
gal verb to be big
tar verb to cut
é-kíc-nú-jál noun E-kic-nu-gal
ki-tuc noun dwelling place
kug adj shining
dùg verb to be good
nin-gal noun Ningal
nin noun lady
mah verb to be majestic
ki-tuc noun dwelling place
kug adj shining
ki noun place
nam-nin noun ladyship
nanna noun Nanna
lugal noun king
é-kíc-nú-jál noun E-kic-nu-gal
agrun-kug noun Agrun-kug
é noun house(hold)
nam-lugal noun kingship
nanna noun Nanna
nin-gal noun Ningal
ki-tuc noun dwelling place
húl verb to be happy
suen noun Suen
en noun lord
zu verb to know
mah verb to be majestic
an noun heaven
ki noun place
aga noun crown
aga noun crown
mah verb to be majestic
me-lem4 noun (awesome) radiance
huc verb to be reddish
an noun heaven
ki noun place
sig9 verb to put
ác-ím-bábbár noun Acimbabbar
cu noun hand
kug verb to be shining
an noun heaven
kug verb to be shining
ki noun place
cen verb to be pure
cag4 noun heart
an noun heaven
dadag verb to be bright
aga noun crown
an noun heaven
ki noun place
aga noun crown
kug adj shining
saj noun head
íl verb to raise
suen noun Suen
en noun lord
zu verb to know
mah verb to be majestic
an noun heaven
ki noun place
barag noun dais
sikil verb to be pure
cu noun hand
du7 verb to be perfect
ác-ím-bábbár noun Acimbabbar
saj-men noun type of crown
aga noun crown
zid adj right
si noun horn
mul verb to radiate
mah verb to be majestic
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saj noun head
íl verb to raise
ì noun fatty substance
kug adj shining
ì noun fatty substance
sikil verb to be pure
ì noun fatty substance
dadag verb to be bright