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A hymn to Nanna -- a composite transliteration
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1 - nám nun-e saj-kal é-kur-ra X
2 - (d)suen-e zi-le (d)en-líl-lá zi-jál
3 - amar gug hi-li cu tag-ga sù-rá-áj
4 - nun saj-ki-bi lum-lum mùc-bi X
5 - (d)suen-e ur-saj gal tuku nam-gur4-bi
6 - utah-he sikil i-lim ki dajal-la te A
7 - dijir-re-e-ne pa è
8 - gal-le-ec X X
9 - X te-bi an ki-a kúr
10 - tìl-la-bi saj X
11 - -da mi-ni-
12 - X X
13 - X
14 - nam-te X
15 - X nam-ju10 nu-mu-un-
16 - X (d)en-líl-lá-me-en mu mu-un-gen6 ì-pàd-dè
17 - nam-en-nam nam-gal-la-ka mu dùg nu-pàd-dè nam-gal
18 - ama-ju10 a-a-ju10-úr dug4-ga-na-ab nam-X
19 - kur gal (d)en-líl-ra dug4-ga-na-ab
20 - dijir cec-ju10-gin7 nam-JICGAL nam-
21 - ama-a-ni (d)nin-líl-le nitalam X
22 - kur gal (d)en-líl-ra inim-ma mi-ni-
23 - dumu-zu (d)suen-e
24 - zi-le i-lu nam
25 - ù-tud ama ab-a za-e mu-un-X X
26 - nun ka silim é-kur-ra lum-lum ki-ùr-ra
27 - áb X
28 - (d)suen-e X
29 - nun
1-13 - Princely lord, foremost in the E-kur, fearsomeness! Suen, beneficent one of Enlil, the living! Cornelian calf, adorned with beauty, brilliance! prince whose forehead flourishes and whose countenance ! Suen, warrior possessing great strength whose solidity , , radiance in (?) the pure heavens, fear over the broad earth, making manifest among the gods, , greatly , in heaven and on earth , ...
14-20 - (Suen speaks:) ' I am the of Enlil, . In fear (?) of my lordship and greatness . O my mother, speak to my father , speak to the Great Mountain Enlil . Like the god, my brother, .'
21-29 - His mother Ninlil spoke (?) to her spouse, she addressed her words to the Great Mountain Enlil: 'O my spouse, your son Suen . The beneficent son, the song of the heart, . You born of mother and father, . Prince, glory of the E-kur, fruitful one of the Ki-ur , the cowherd cows, Suen , the princely son .'
nám noun lord
nun noun prince
saj-kal adj foremost
é-kúr noun E-kur
noun fear(someness)
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suen noun Suen
zíl verb to be pleasing
én-líl noun Enlil
zí-jál adj living
amar noun calf
gug noun cornelian
hi-li noun attractiveness
cu noun hand
tag verb to touch
súd-áj noun brilliance
nun noun prince
saj-ki noun forehead
lum verb to thrive
mùc noun face
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suen noun Suen
ur-saj noun hero
noun strength
gal verb to be big
tuku verb to have
nam-gur4 noun magnitude
utah noun heaven
sikil verb to be pure
i-lim noun (awesome) radiance
ki noun place
dajal verb to be wide
noun fear(someness)
te verb to approach
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dijir noun deity
pa noun branch
è verb to go out or in
gal verb to be big
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te verb to approach
an noun heaven
ki noun place
kúr verb to be different
tìl verb to live
saj noun head
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nam-te noun fear
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nam noun destiny
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én-líl noun Enlil
mu noun name
gen6 verb to be firm
pàd verb to find
noun fear(someness)
nam-en noun high (priestly) office
nam-gal noun greatness
mu noun name
dùg verb to be good
pàd verb to find
nam-gal noun greatness
ama noun mother
a-a noun father
dug4 verb to say
X noun X
kur noun (mountain) land
gal verb to be big
én-líl noun Enlil
dug4 verb to say
dijir noun deity
cec noun brother
nam-JICGAL noun meaning unknown
X noun X
ama noun mother
nín-líl noun Ninlil
nitalam noun spouse
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kur noun (mountain) land
gal verb to be big
én-líl noun Enlil
inim noun word
dumu noun child
suen noun Suen
zíl verb to be pleasing
i-lu noun (sad) song
nam noun destiny
tud verb to give birth
ama noun mother
ab-ba noun father
za pronoun you (sg.)
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nun noun prince
ka noun mouth
silim verb to be healthy
é-kúr noun E-kur
lum verb to thrive
kì-ùr noun Ki-ur
áb noun cow
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suen noun Suen
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nun noun prince