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An elegy on the death of Nawirtum -- a composite transliteration
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1 - ud hul dab5-bé-da-na ki-sikil-ra ba-
2 - munus sag9-ga ki-sikil hé-du7-ra igi hul ba-
3 - mucen amar-bi gùd-bi dirig-cè sa im-
4 - ama gan ama dumu tur jic-bur-re ba-an-
5 - áb sig7-ga cilam bar-cu-jál gakkul-gin7 bí-in-X
6 - na-wi-ir-tum cilam bar-cu-jál gakkul-gin7 bí-in-X
7 - a-gig li-bí-in-dug4-ga
8 - LIL nu-um-ga-àm ki dijir nu-mu-
9 - ki-nú-bi-gin7 IM gurud-da-bi la-ba-ab-X
10 - nibru(ki) (d)muru9 ba-da-an-jar iri-a
11 - ùj dajal-ce u11-u8 im-ma-an-cub nam mu-un-X X
12 - aakkil KI gù-kiri6 cen-cen-gin7 ba-an-KU
13 - X tuku-tuku KA lum-lum-ma-X ugu-bi dab5-dab5-ba cu du7
14 - arhuc zi til-le-a-ni zag-ga ì-cub-bé
15 - alan kug-sig17-gin7 níj jar-ra-ni-cè lipic mu-un-na-ta-an-zìg-X
16 - igi-ni im-ci-bar-ra-a cex(SIG7)-cex(SIG7) nu-já-já
17 - ama ér-ra KA X sàg-sàg-ge NI NU GABA sig7-ga AN cu
18 - cìr saj X DI inim dùg-ga-ke4-e-ne
19 - i-lu cag4-ne-ca4 ki-cár-ra íb-ci-kúr-ru-a
20 - in-sag9 IM X bí-íb-gi4-a re cìr-éc mu-un-na-ab-bé
21 - AL X bàn-da-a-ni-ta saj cu ak-a re
22 - na4 X X gú-a kud-da nu-mu-un-pàd
23 - úr dam-ma-na-ka ud nu-sud-sù-rá i-si-ic nu-til-la re
24 - X-ga-a-ni-ta (d)nin-urta a-la nu-gi4-a re
25 - nin-dijir ki áj-já-a-ni ji6-pàr-cè la-ba-ni-in-kur9-ra re
26 - eme5 dam-cè mu-ni-pàd-da níj-dé-a-cè cu nu-mu-un-gíd-dé
27 - buru14 NE zag-ga-na til-til-la re
28 - nam-gu-la sag9-ga im-ma-an-èd-dè i-lu mu-un-na-ab-bé e-ne
29 - ama ugu-ni-ir ud zalag ba-da-hé-ci á-kár mu-un-na-si
30 - hal-hal-bi si pad ak-a-bi zag-la mu-un-na-ak-e
31 - zi-bi igi-ni ab-ta-è su hul-bi zil-zil-le
32 - X érín im-ri-a-bi ba-da-X BI X X
33 - X X dùg-ta NI jál-la re
34 - ba-ra-gub-bu-uc -e
35 - emeda(UM.ME)da-emeda(UM.ME)da-bi zag -dè-ec
36 - AB NE-NE KA -kar-ra-ac
37 - cag4 dab5-ba-gin7 na4 gig-ga
38 - iri(ki)-ni-ta ud an-ta NE nu-dirig
39 - ud-bi-a nitalam ki áj-já-a-ni dili-a-ni
40 - iri(ki)-na nibru(ki)-a iri X X NI KU
41 - lú-dijir-ra nitalam ki áj-já-a-ni dili-a-ni
42 - iri(ki)-na nibru(ki)-a iri X X NI KU
43 - ki-tuc gal cag4 hul ba-an-na-te
44 - cu-ni ba-an-dab5-bé-ec cag4-bi X mu-un-ra
45 - -a-ni ú-a ab-ta-an-kud zi-ni X ab-da-ra-ra
46 - X X áb-gin7 íb-è TUG dam nu-tuku-tuku
47 - X X-bi bí-íb-mur10-e ér àm-ci-ce8-ce8
48 - X X MU X TUG GA DU me-àm ga-mu-ri-in-pàd
49 - (d)me-me (d)lamma hi-li-hi-li me-àm ga-mu-ri-in-pàd
50 - KA X LA KA DIM inim sag9 me-àm ga-mu-ri-in-pàd
51 - jic-dìm mar-uru5 ár-re-ec dím-ma-ju10 me-àm ga-mu-ri-in-pàd
52 - igi X X X zalag-zalag sá-jar nun-na-ju10 me-àm ga-mu-ri-in-pàd
53 - UL X A IGI-ju10 sud-áj kal-la-ju10 me-àm ga-mu-ri-in-pàd
54 - cìr dùg níj cag4 húl-húl-la-ju10 me-àm ga-mu-ri-in-pàd
55 - jic-dìm mar-uru5 kug-sig17 ur5 zalag-zalag-ga-ju10 me-àm ga-mu-ri-in-pàd
56 - gu4-ud-gu4-ud cu íl-íl-i ma-li-li-bi-ju10 me-àm ga-mu-ri-in-pàd
57 - a-rá-zu na-an-ha-lam-e mu-zu ha-ma-pàd-dè
58 - nam-tag-ga é-e-zu ha-ba-an-zé-er cul-a-lum-zu ha-ba-an-du8
59 - dam-zu hé-tìl nam-cul nam-ab-ba hé-ak-e
60 - nam-tar dumu-zu hé-zíl-zíl-le silim-ma hu-mu-ne-jar
61 - é-zu igi-bi-cè hé-en-du a-ga-bi-cè hé-dajal
62 - (d)utu kur-ta ud zalag ha-ra-ta-è a sig9-ga KA-e
63 - (d)nin-kur-ra-ke4 hé-da-ci-DU gú-zu hé-éb-íl-e
64 - ud gig za-ra ma-ra-ni-ib-gi4-a re an-úr hé-éb-gi4
65 - gal5-lá cu-ni ma-ra-an-de6-a ác hul-bi hé-en-dug4
66 - ki-sikil dùg la-la-na gud-gin7 nú-a re i-lu-zu gig-ga-àm
1-9 - An evil day upon the maiden in her . Upon the fair woman, the well-favoured maiden, the evil eye . Upon the fledgling overstepping its nest, a net has . The fecund mother, the mother of children, is by a snare. The yellow cow, the loud-voiced wild cow, like a vessel. Nawirtum, the loud-voiced wild cow, like a vessel. She who never said 'I am sick' was not cared for. She who did not did not the divine place. Like their resting-place, their hurled was not .
10-19 - Nibru is covered in fog (?); in the city . Over the multitudes a cry of woe (?) has fallen, . Lamenting like a war-cry in battle . ... They are overcome by pity for her whose life has ended. They are anguished (?) at her being laid out like a golden statue. Whoever looks upon her, will they not weep? The weeping women . The best songs of the bards of sweet words are altered everywhere into laments and moans.
20-26 - Because had been returned, they utter it as a song for her. Because from her small , she did not dispense advice the stone ; it was lost (?). Because her days were not prolonged in the embrace of her husband and weeping never ceased, because Ninurta did not enjoy happiness from his , and because his beloved priestess did not enter the , the she-ass which had been chosen as a mate is not accepted as an offering.
27-38 - Because was brought to an end at his side, he rises in greatness and favour, uttering a lament for her. For her mother who bore her, the bright light turned to darkness, for her. He makes their shares (?), their , into a for her. Their souls have come forth before her, their evil bodies are torn apart. Their , workers and kin are , their are . ... they did not stand . Their nursemaids were . The fled (?). Like angry men, stones sick (?), the light from above did not increase from her city.
39-46 - Then her beloved husband all alone , in his city, in Nibru, the city , Lu-digira, her beloved husband, all alone , in his city, in Nibru, the city , approached her with suffering heart in , the great dwelling-place. They took his hand, their hearts were overwhelmed (?). His was excluded from nourishment, his breath was stifled (?). He uttered moans (?) like a cow, he who had no garments.
47-56 - He wears their , he weeps for her: 'O where is ? I would call upon you! Where are Meme and the alluring protective spirits? I would call upon you! Where is the , the , the gracious words? I would call upon you! Where are my weapon and gloriously fashioned quiver? I would call upon you! Where is that which brightens the face, my noble counsel? I would call upon you! Where is my , my precious brilliance? I would call upon you! Where are my sweet songs which make the heart rejoice? I would call upon you! Where are my weapon and golden quiver which brightens the spirit? I would call upon you! Where are my dancing, hand-waving, and frolicking (?)? I would call upon you!'
57-66 - 'May your way of life not be forgotten, may your name be called on. May the guilt of your house be erased, may your sin be released. May your husband stay well, may he achieve valour and seniority. May the fate of your children be propitious, may well-being be in store for them. May your household progress, may its future be ample. May Utu bring forth for you bright light from the nether world, clear water. May Ninkura stand by you, may she raise you high. Concerning the bitter storm that has been turned against you, may it return to the horizon. May a cruel curse be uttered against the demon who has brought his hand against you. Concerning the kindly maiden who lies in her splendour like a bull, bitter is the lament for you.'
ud noun day(light)
hul verb to be bad
dab5 verb to seize
ki-sikil noun young woman
munus noun woman
sag9 verb to be good
ki-sikil noun young woman
hé-dú7 noun (fitting) ornament
igi noun eye
hul verb to be bad
mucen noun bird
amar noun calf
gùd noun nest
dirig verb to be superior
sa noun net
ama noun mother
gan adj (child)bearing
ama noun mother
dumu noun child
tur verb to be small
jíc-búr noun snare
áb noun cow
sig7 verb to be green
cilam noun cow
bár-cú-jál adj loud-voiced?
gakkul noun fermenting vat
XX
na-wi-ir-tum noun Nawirtum
cilam noun cow
bár-cú-jál adj loud-voiced?
gakkul noun fermenting vat
XX
gig verb to be ill
dug4 verb to say
LILLIL
me verb to be
ki noun place
dijir noun deity
kí-nú noun sleeping quarter
IMIM
gurud verb to throw down
XX
nibru noun Nibru
muru9 noun cloud
jar verb to place
iri noun town
ùj noun people
dajal verb to be wide
u5-a interj soothing expression
cub verb to fall
nam noun destiny
XX
XX
akkil noun cry
KIKI
gù-kìrì6 noun war cry
cen noun combat
KU verb KU
XX
tuku verb to have
KAKA
lum verb to thrive
ugu noun skull
dab5 verb to seize
cu noun hand
du7 verb to be perfect
arhuc noun compassion
zi noun life (breath)
til verb to complete
zag noun side
cub verb to fall
alan noun statue
kug-sig17 noun gold
níj noun thing
jar verb to place
lipic noun inner body
zìg verb to rise
noun person
igi noun eye
bar verb to set aside
cex noun weeping
jar verb to place
ama noun mother
ér noun tear
KAKA
XX
sàg verb to beat
NINI
NUNU
GABAGABA
sig7 verb to be green
ANAN
cu noun hand
cìr noun song
saj noun head
XX
DIDI
inim noun word
dùg verb to be good
i-lu noun (sad) song
cag4-ne-ca4 noun intercession
kí-cár noun totality
kúr verb to be different
sag9 verb to be good
IMIM
XX
gi4 verb to return
re pronoun that
cìr noun song
dug4 verb to say
ALAL
XX
bàn-dà adj junior
saj noun head
cu noun hand
ak verb to do
re pronoun that
na4 noun stone
XX
XX
noun neck
kud verb to cut
noun advice
pàd verb to find
úr noun root
dam noun spouse
ud noun day(light)
sud verb to be distant
i-si-ic noun tears (of joy)
til verb to complete
re pronoun that
XX
nin-urta noun Ninurta
a-la noun exuberance
gi4 verb to return
re pronoun that
nin-dijir noun type of priestess
ki noun place
áj verb to measure
ji6-par4 noun cloister
kur9 verb to enter
re pronoun that
èmè noun female donkey
dam noun spouse
pàd verb to find
níj-dé-á noun marriage gift
cu noun hand
gíd verb to be long
buru14 noun harvest (time)
NENE
verb to hang
zag noun side
til verb to complete
re pronoun that
nam-gu-la noun greatness
sag9 verb to be good
èd verb to go down or up
i-lu noun (sad) song
dug4 verb to say
e-ne pronoun he, she
ama noun mother
ugu verb to give birth
ud noun day(light)
zalag verb to be shining
hé-cí verb to become dark
á-kár noun implement
si verb to fill
ha-la noun share
si noun horn
pad verb to break (into bits)
ak verb to do
zag-la noun meaning unknown
ak verb to do
zi noun life (breath)
igi noun eye
è verb to go out or in
su noun flesh
hul verb to be bad
zil verb to strip
XX
érín noun group of people
im-ri-a noun clan
XX
BIBI
XX
XX
XX
XX
dùg verb to be good
NINI
jál verb to be (located)
re pronoun that
gub verb to stand
emeda noun nursemaid
zag noun side
ABAB
NENE
KAKA
kar verb to flee
noun person
cag4 noun heart
dab5 verb to seize
na4 noun stone
gig verb to be ill
iri noun town
ud noun day(light)
an noun heaven
NENE
dirig verb to be superior
ud noun day(light)
nitalam noun spouse
ki noun place
áj verb to measure
dili adj single
iri noun town
nibru noun Nibru
iri noun town
XX
XX
NINI
KUKU
lú-díjír-rá noun Lu-digira
nitalam noun spouse
ki noun place
áj verb to measure
dili adj single
iri noun town
nibru noun Nibru
iri noun town
XX
XX
NINI
KUKU
ki-tuc noun dwelling place
gal verb to be big
cag4 noun heart
hul verb to be bad
te verb to approach
cu noun hand
dab5 verb to seize
cag4 noun heart
XX
ra verb to beat
ú noun plant
kud verb to cut
zi noun life (breath)
XX
ra verb to beat
XX
XX
áb noun cow
è verb to go out or in
noun person
TUGTUG
dam noun spouse
tuku verb to have
XX
XX
mur10 verb to dress
ér noun tear
céc verb to weep
XX
XX
MUMU
XX
TUGTUG
GAGA
DUDU
me-a adv where
pàd verb to find
me-me noun Meme
lamma noun guardian deity
hi-li noun attractiveness
me-a adv where
pàd verb to find
KAKA
XX
LALA
KAKA
DIMDIM
inim noun word
sag9 verb to be good
me-a adv where
pàd verb to find
jìc-dìm noun type of weapon
mar-uru5 noun quiver
ár noun praise
dím verb to create
me-a adv where
pàd verb to find
igi noun eye
XX
XX
XX
zalag verb to be shining
sá-jár noun counsellor
nun noun prince
me-a adv where
pàd verb to find
ULUL
XX
AA
IGIIGI
sud verb to be distant
kal verb to be rare
me-a adv where
pàd verb to find
cìr noun song
dùg verb to be good
níj noun thing
cag4 noun heart
húl verb to be happy
me-a adv where
pàd verb to find
jìc-dìm noun type of weapon
mar-uru5 noun quiver
kug-sig17 noun gold
ur5 noun liver
zalag verb to be shining
me-a adv where
pàd verb to find
gu4-ud verb to jump on
cu noun hand
íl verb to raise
ma-li-li-bi noun frolicking?
me-a adv where
pàd verb to find
á-rá noun way
ha-lam verb to be lost
mu noun name
pàd verb to find
nam-tag noun sin
é noun house(hold)
zé-ér verb to tear out
cul-a-lum noun punishment
du8 verb to spread
dam noun spouse
tìl verb to live
nam-cul noun manliness
nam-ab-ba noun old age
ak verb to do
nam-tar noun destiny
dumu noun child
zíl verb to be pleasing
silim verb to be healthy
jar verb to place
é noun house(hold)
igi noun eye
jen verb to go
a-ga noun rear (chamber)
dajal verb to be wide
utu noun Utu
kur noun (mountain) land
ud noun day(light)
zalag verb to be shining
è verb to go out or in
a noun water
si-ig verb to be clear
KAKA
nin-kur-ra noun Ninkura
DU verb DU
noun neck
íl verb to raise
ud noun storm
gig verb to be ill
za pronoun you (sg.)
gi4 verb to return
re pronoun that
án-úr noun horizon
gi4 verb to return
gál5-lá noun type of demon
cu noun hand
de6 verb to carry
ác noun curse
hul verb to be bad
dug4 verb to say
ki-sikil noun young woman
dùg verb to be good
la noun plenty
gud noun bull
verb to lie down
re pronoun that
i-lu noun (sad) song
gig verb to be ill