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A hymn to Kusu (Kusu A) -- a composite transliteration
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1 - am huc gal du7-du7 gi-izi-lá
2 - am gal (d)en-ki-ke4 ù-na gub-bu
3 - abzu ki sikil-ta è-a
4 - (d)gibil6 é-gal únú
5 - gal gùr-ru-na mùc X
6 - (d)nun-bar-an-na cu jar huc -la
7 - gi-izi-lá gal abzu-ta è-a
8 - me nun-na saj íl
9 - erin cu-úr-men5 za-ba-lum tackarin
10 - siki babbar siki gíg jic-kín babbar jic-kín gíg
11 - hachur ce-er-gum pèc ce-er-gum gíd-da lá-a
12 - á tarah mác hur-saj-já
13 - ì tùr amac kug-ta dé-a
14 - cu-rin-na-ta X-a
15 - (X) gi-izi-lá-ta na de5-ga
16 - X-ta gi im-ma-ra-kécé
17 - X X-ta izi im-ma-ra-lá
18 - im-ta-DU.DU
19 - X im-ta-du7-du7
20 - X-ba (d)kù-sù1
21 - X mu-un-kug gir4 mu-un-sikil
22 - X im-mi-in-si na de5 sig9-ga
23 - gud cár udu cár-da (d)kù-sù1
24 - gir4 gal-e hé-em-ma-da-an-ku4-ku4
25 - gud cár ninda cár-da (d)kù-sù1
26 - gir4 gal-e hé-em-ma-da-ku4-ku4
27 - nam-tar nam-hé jic nam-tar jic nam-hé
28 - gi nam-tar gi nam-hé
29 - tùr kug ba-ra-ab-du7
30 - siki sila4 sig7-ga-ta siki mác sig7-ga-ta
31 - (d)gibil6 saj á zid-da
32 - saj an-cè íl-la-a-ta
33 - ubur kug an-na-ta a cu im-ta-dab5
34 - a-bi an im-kug ki im-sikil
35 - gud tùr-bi-a mi-ni-in-sikil
36 - udu amac-bi-a mi-ni-in-sikil
37 - (d)utu an-úr-ra mi-ni-in-sikil
38 - (d)nanna an-pa-a mi-ni-in-sikil
39 - sag9-ga é-a hé-em-ta-dadag hé-em-ta-dadag
40 - nun abzu kug-ga é sila kug-ga
41 - eridug(ki)-ta en (d)kù-sù1 zà-mí
1-8 - O angry great butting bull! O torch! O great bull of Enki, standing aggressively, coming forth from the , the pure place! O , the palace and hall, as he radiates great awesomeness, his countenance ! O Nun-bar-ana, angry avenger (?) , bringing forth the great torch from the , lifting his head with the noble divine powers!
9-19 - O antler-like horn of a mountain goat! Cedar, cypress, juniper and boxwood, white wool and black wool, white birch and black birch, a string of apples tied to a long string of figs, butter flowing from the holy cattle-pen and sheepfold in the oven and purified by the torch, reeds are tied up and lit . ...
20-26 - In their Kusu has consecrated the , she has purified the oven. , she has filled the purified . Kusu has then put numerous bulls and numerous sheep into the great oven. Kusu has then put numerous bulls and numerous loaves into the great oven.
27-33 - Destiny, prosperity -- the wood of destiny, wood of prosperity, and the reeds of destiny, reeds of prosperity, adorn the holy cattle-pen. Through the wool from a fair lamb and the wool from a fair kid, Gibil, the foremost, the right arm, lifting his head to heaven receives water from the holy teats of heaven.
34-39 - This water consecrates the heavens, it purifies the earth. It purifies the cattle in their pen. It purifies the sheep in their fold. It purifies Utu at the horizon. It purifies Nanna at the zenith of heaven. Thus may it cleanse, may it cleanse the of the house.
40-41 - From Eridug (?) praise to lady Kusu, the princess of the holy , .
am noun wild bull
huc verb to be reddish
gal verb to be big
du7 verb to push
gí-ízí-lá noun torch
am noun wild bull
gal verb to be big
en-ki noun Enki
ù-nà noun aggression
gub verb to stand
abzu noun underground water
ki noun place
sikil verb to be pure
è verb to go out or in
gibil6 noun Gibil
é-gál noun palace
únú noun (dining) hall
noun fear(someness)
gal verb to be big
gùrù verb to bear
mùc noun face
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nun-bar-an-na noun Nun-bar-ana
cu noun hand
jar verb to place
huc verb to be reddish
gí-ízí-lá noun torch
gal verb to be big
abzu noun underground water
è verb to go out or in
me noun essence
nun noun prince
saj noun head
íl verb to raise
erin noun cedar
cú-úr-mén noun type of cypress
za-ba-lum noun juniper
tackarin noun box tree
siki noun hair
babbar adj white
siki noun hair
gíg verb to be black
jíc-gáná noun birch?
babbar adj white
jíc-gáná noun birch?
gíg verb to be black
hachur noun apple (tree)
ce-er-gum noun string (of fruit)
pèc noun fig (tree)
ce-er-gum noun string (of fruit)
gíd verb to be long
verb to hang
á noun arm
tarah noun wild goat
mác noun (kid) goat
hur-saj noun mountain (range)
ì noun fatty substance
tùr noun animal stall
amac noun sheepfold
kug adj shining
verb to pour
cu-rin-na noun oven
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gí-ízí-lá noun torch
na noun smoke?
de5 verb to collect
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gi noun reed
kécé verb to bind
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izi noun fire
verb to hang
DU verb DU
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du7 verb to be perfect
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kù-sù noun Kusu
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kug verb to be shining
gir4 noun oven
sikil verb to be pure
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si verb to fill
na noun smoke?
de5 verb to collect
sig9 verb to put
gud noun bull
cár verb to be numerous
udu noun sheep
cár verb to be numerous
kù-sù noun Kusu
gir4 noun oven
gal verb to be big
kur9 verb to enter
gud noun bull
cár verb to be numerous
ninda noun bread
cár verb to be numerous
kù-sù noun Kusu
gir4 noun oven
gal verb to be big
kur9 verb to enter
nam-tar noun destiny
nám-hé noun abundance
jic noun tree
nam-tar noun destiny
jic noun tree
nám-hé noun abundance
gi noun reed
nam-tar noun destiny
gi noun reed
nám-hé noun abundance
tùr noun animal stall
kug adj shining
du7 verb to be perfect
siki noun hair
sila4 noun lamb
sig7 verb to be green
siki noun hair
mác noun (kid) goat
sig7 verb to be green
gibil6 noun Gibil
saj noun head
á noun arm
zid adj right
saj noun head
an noun heaven
íl verb to raise
ubur noun breast
kug adj shining
an noun heaven
a noun water
cu noun hand
dab5 verb to seize
a noun water
an noun heaven
kug verb to be shining
ki noun place
sikil verb to be pure
gud noun bull
tùr noun animal stall
sikil verb to be pure
udu noun sheep
amac noun sheepfold
sikil verb to be pure
utu noun Utu
án-úr noun horizon
sikil verb to be pure
nanna noun Nanna
an-pa noun zenith
sikil verb to be pure
sag9 verb to be good
é noun house(hold)
dadag verb to be bright
dadag verb to be bright
nun noun prince
abzu noun underground water
kug adj shining
é noun house(hold)
sila noun street
kug adj shining
eridug noun Eridug
en noun lord
kù-sù noun Kusu
zá3-mízà-mì2 noun praise