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[ina a-mat d]⸢AMAR⸣.UTU u dzar-pa-ni-tu₄ liš-lim
By the command of Marduk and Zarpanītu, may (this work) suceed!
[GE UMUNḫi den-líl DINGIR]-⸢MEŠ⸣ a-ši-ir kib-rat GE UMUNḫi ⸢IBILA DUMU?.SAG?⸣ eri-[du₁₀]
“[I am Asalluḫi, the Enlil of the god]s, the guardian of the universe” (Marduk’s Address l. 73); “I am Asalluḫi, the first born of Eri[du]” (Marduk’s Address l. 100),
[(x) dASAR].⸢ALIM⸣.NUN.NA : nu-úr šá d60 d50 u d⸢40⸣ : ASAR : ⸢nu?⸣-[úr? (DINGIR-MEŠ)]1
[Asar]alimnunna (means) “light of Anu, Enlil, and Ea” — Asar means li[ght],
[dASAR].⸢ALIM⸣.NUN.NA ka-ru-ba nu-úr a-bi a-li-di-šú
(as in) “[Asaral]imnunna, the noble, the light of his father, his begetter” (= Enūma eliš VII 5)
da-num SIPA nap-ḫar KItì dAMAR.UTU ina É KAL den-líl ⸢x⸣ [x x]2
Anu, the shepherd of all the land, Marduk in the ... of Enlil ... [...]
ina ì-nu-um da-num ṣi-i-ri : ⸢ina? x⸣ [(x)]3
In “When the splendid Anu” (= Code of Ḫammurapi 1) — ... [...]
aš-šum! dUTU : dUTU šá KURḫa NU šá dAMAR.UTU ina lìb-bi-šú ⸢šu?-ú?⸣-[ma]4
on account of Šamaš — Šamaš of the sunrise, the image of Marduk i[s] inside of it.
dSAG.ME.GAR ina MU-šú na-din it-ti ana KUR.KUR šá-niš na-[din (x x x)]5
Sagmegar (i.e., Jupiter, Marduk’s planet), according to (lit., “in”) its name, (means) “provider of sign(s) to the lands”; alternatively, (it means) pro[vider of ...],
šá-niš ṣa-ad-du nu-úr : SAG* : ma-ta-a-ti : ina d⸢x⸣ [x x (x)]
alternatively, (it means) “signal of light” — (since) sag means “lands,” ... [...]
im-bi MU-ka a-bi DINGIR-MEŠ dnu-nam-⸢nir⸣ [x x x (x x)]
“Nunammir, the father of the gods, created you” (= Prayer to Marduk II l. 37) [...]
⸢GAR?⸣ ⸢:?⸣ šá-kan* TUR šá-la-la ki ⸢x⸣ [(x)]-⸢ti : x⸣ [x x x x (x x)]6
gar (?) means “to place,” tur means “to plunder” ... [...]
[x x x] ⸢x⸣ ta-ba-lu ⸢nu⸣-[...]
[... means] “to carry off,” ... [...]
[x x x x] ⸢x x x x⸣ [...]
[...] ... [...]
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[x x x] ⸢x x x x x x x-na⸣ [x x x x x x]
[...] ... [...]
LÀL* : ṭa-a-bi : ÚR : ut!(ERIM-)lu₄ : ⸢ALIM⸣ [: dBAD x x (x)]7
(in Laluralimma’s name,) lal means “good,” ur means “lap,” alim [means “Enlil.” “Nippur” means]
mu-ṣu-ú šá-niš NIBRUki : dun-nu* ⸢:* :⸣ [x x x x x (x)]8
“exit,” alternatively, “Nippur” means “foundation, ... [...].
gišMES.KI.IN.GI.RA : ḫu-la-me-⸢su⸣ [x x x x x (x)]9
giš.mes-kingira (lit., “the Sumerian mes-tree”) means “the ḫulamēsu-tree,” [since ...]
KI.IN.GI : NIBRUki : IR : šá-la-⸢la⸣ [: RA : ma-ḫa-ṣu?]
kingi (i.e., “Sumer”) means “Nippur,” ir means “to plunder,” [and ra means “to beat”],
an-zu-ú im-ḫaṣ kap-pa-šú iš-bir : ⸢MES⸣ [x x x x (x)]10
(as in) “he beat Anzû and broke its wings” (= quotation from a version of the Anzû Myth); mes [means ...]
šá ana EN-šú qar-nu ṣap-ru u mu-šá-kil-šú [x x x (x)]11
(refers to someone) who presses down the horns for his lord, and his supplier [...]
dqin-gu u itiBÁRA šá d60 u d50 U₄ ⸢1⸣.[KAM mullúḪUN.GÁ IGI.LÁ]12
Qingu and (the month) Nisannu (belong) to Anu and Enlil. On the first day [Aries is visible] —
mullúḪUN.GÁ : dDUMU.ZI : dqin-⸢gu⸣ [: dDUMU.ZI (x)]13
Aries equals Dumuzi, Qingu [equals Dumuzi (...)]
MUNUS (⸢x) x⸣tì DINGIR al-ma-nu-tú DUak ⸢: x⸣ [x x x (x)]14
a woman ... will be widowed ... [...]
⸢ri⸣-ig-mu šak-na-at : É.KUR : ⸢É x⸣ [x x x x (x)]
means “the noise is loud.” ekur means “house ... [...].
[(x)] ⸢x⸣ KÙ.GI DAM.GÀR šá a-na dnin-⸢líl⸣ [x x x x (x)]
The golden [...] ... of the merchant, who to Ninlil [...]
pa-liḫ dUTU ana la DUMU TIN.TIRki la i-⸢nam-din NÍG.GIG x x⸣ [x (x)]
He who reveres Šamaš should not show it to a non-Babylonian — it is a taboo of ... [...]
imGÌ dBAD-tab-tan-ÙRI A-šú šá dEN-A-ÙRI DUMU mlú⸢AD⸣.[KID]
One-column tablet of Ea-tabtan(ni)-uṣur son of Bel-aplu-uṣur, descendant of A[tkuppu].
1Note Aa IV/4 106 (MSL 14 p. 442): nu-úr-ì-lí URU×⸢IGI⸣ [šá dASAR(URU×IGI) dAMAR.UTU]. As noted by Uri Gabbay (private communication), the elements ASAR, ALIM, and NUN are elsewhere interpreted several times as Anu, Enlil, and Ea: see Gabbay HES 1 (2014) pp. 46-47 fn. 192: this suggests that there is a word missing before [(x) dASAR].⸢ALIM⸣.NUN.NA, which would have been interpreted as nūru.
2Quotation from unknown text?
3According to CAD I/J 153a and Lambert Fs Finet 1989 (1989) p. 97b, the present line is a quotation from the first line of the Code of Ḫammurapi. The signs after ṣi-i-ri appear to be erased.
4Note KAR 307 r 5: ša ŠÀ d⸢UTU⸣ [d]⸢AMAR⸣.UTU, “that which is inside of the sun is Marduk”: see Beaulieu JCS 51 (1999) p. 93b. Note also A 163(+) (CCP 2.2.1.A.a) l. 41: MU ṣu-lum šá lìb-bi dUTU dMES iq-ta-bi (the latter reference is courtesy of Uri Gabbay).
5Note, in the notarikon analysis, probably GAR = nadānu (Aa III/6 31 = MSL 14 p. 350). Note the alternative etymology of mulSAG.ME.GAR as nāš ṣaddī ana dadmī, “bearer of signals for the villages,” in the star list BM 42262 (5R 46/1) r 3 and K.6151 l. 1 (CCP 7.2.u83). On the term ina šumīšu, “according to its name,” see Lambert MC 16 (2013) p. 482.
6It is uncertain whether this line still comments on Sagmegar’s name.
7Laluralimma, the name of a Kassite officer in Nippur during the reign of Nazi-Maruttaš, is known from Ludlul III 25. The same etymology given here appears in l. r 5 of the Ludlul commentary (CCP 1.3), and also in the Name List 5R 44 ii 17.
8The sign after dun was formerly read as mu, e.g. Lambert BWL (1960) p. 296. It is uncertain why Nippur is said to mean dunnu and (apparently) mūṣû; note that both words can be rendered by means of a Sumerian word that includes ZAG (ZAG.šáDU = dunnu [CAD D 184a] and ZAG.È = mūṣû [CAD M/2 247b]), compare perhaps the name of Nippur URU.SAGki, in George BTT (1992) p. 442.
9Quotation from Ḫḫ III 206 (MSL 5 p. 109). At the end, perhaps gišMES : me-e-su.
10As noted by Lambert Fs Finet 1989 (1989) p. 97b, “[the present line] is not, it seems, from Tablet III of the Anzû Myth, where Ninurta “cut off his pinions” (ú-nak-kis ab-re-e-šú), but since it is a perfect metrical line it is no doubt cited from some text.
11The line has been interpreted as a commentarial explanation, but it might well be a quotation from a literary text. Note ṣapāru ša qarni in K.17826 l. 8′ (CCP 7.2.u77).
12The end has been restored after Mulapin I ii 36: see Lambert MC 16 (2013) p. 224.
13The identification of Aries and Dumuzi was current in Babylonian astrology. See e.g. Mulapin I i 43.
14Almānu is a god identified in Hg B VI 52 (MSL 11 p. 41) and An = Anu IV 283 as Išḫara’s spouse.