CCP 4.1.4.C.b - Sagig 4 C

Catalogue information
British Museum
BM 41252
81-4-28,800
Babylon(Babylon)
CDLI: 
P461199
Commentary
MedicalDiagnostic and prognostic

Broken

Base text: 
Sagig 4
Commentary no: 
C
Tablet information
Babylonian
Fragment
Columns: 
1 (or >)
Lines: 
8
Neo/Late Babylonian, specifics unknown
Bibliography

Gabbay, 2016U. Gabbay, The Exegetical Terminology of Akkadian Commentaries. Brill, 2016.
[On line 5′]
: 75

Record
Frahm, 01/2014 (Unpublised Notes)
Jiménez, 11/2014 (ATF Transliteration)
Jiménez, 11/2014 (Introduction)
Jiménez, 08/2015 (Join)
Jiménez, 08/2016 (Commentary markup)
By Enrique Jiménez |
Cite this edition
Jiménez, E., “Commentary on Sagig 4 (CCP no. 4.1.4.C.b),” Cuneiform Commentaries Project (2017), at http://ccp.yale.edu/P461199 (accessed October 23, 2017)
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Introduction

This small fragment contains meager remains of a commentary on an unknown text. The preserved equations (du = ridûtu and šú = erēpu and katāmu) are elsewhere uncommon or unattested, which suggests that the commentary is of speculative nature, and not merely philological. Line 5' contains an alternative explanation (šanîš) introduced by a relative pronoun ("(it refers to the man/animal) which ..."), a feature used in commentaries to omen texts for providing not strictly philological explanations.

The fragment looks very similar to the tablet with the next museum number, BM 41253 (CCP 7.2.u47).

In 2015 the fragment was discovered by the editor to be part of the same tablet as BM 40837 (81-4-28,384, CCP 4.1.4.C), a tablet that was identified as a commentary on Sagig 4 by E. Schmidtchen. An edition of both pieces by E. Schmidtchen is in preparation.

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BM 041252 (unpublished unassigned ?) [commentaries]

Obverse
1' 1'

[...] x x [...]

...

2' 2'

[...] : ṣa-la-mu : : x [...]

[...] means "to be black;" means [...],

3' 3'

[...] : DU : ri-du-⸢ [...] 1

[...] DU means "inheritance;" [...],

4' 4'

[...]-⸢MEŠ⸣-šú kit-tab-ri ú-ba-na-⸢tu [...]

[...] his [...]s, arms, toes, [...],

5' 5'

[...] šá-niš šá bi-rit a-ḫa-meš x⸣-[...]

[...] alternatively, (it refers to the man/animal) who in the middle of each other [...].

6' 6'

[... : ŠÚ] : a-ra-pu : ŠÚ : ka-⸢ta⸣-[mu ...]

[... ŠÚ] means "to be clouded," ŠÚ (also) means "to cov[er;" ...]

7' 7'

[... x]-⸢x i-na-ap-⸢pa⸣-[ḫu? ...]

[...] they light up [...].

1DU = ridûtu is apparently elsewhere unattested, but compare CAD R 325a DU₆ = ridûtu and LAḪ₄ = ridûtu.

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