An Ur Incantation against the Bite of a Snake, a Scorpion, or a Dog (VS 10, 193)* by -- Groningen State University The incantation studied here was published by Zimmern in 1913, but was never edited in full. A German translation by Römer, with full bibliographical references, appeared in T U A T I I / 2 (Römer 1987). Various features indicate a date in the Ur III period. 1 VS 10, 193: 1. en-e-nu-ru 2. -ra mu§ mu-ra glr mu-ra urmu-da mu-ra 3. 4. 5. 6. En-e-nu-ru A biting snake / a biting scorpion / a furious biting dog u§-bi mu-na-ab-ku4 made its spittle enter into someone. d Asarluhi ( d LÜ-ASAR-Hi!)-e Asarluhi a-ni dEn-ki-Se 1 mu-§i-gi4-gi4 sent a messenger to his father Enki. a-mu -ra mu§ mu-ra gir mu-ra 'My father, a biting snake / ur-mü-da mu-ra a biting scorpion / a furious biting dog uS-bi mu-na-ab-ku4 made its spittle enter into someone. a-na ib-ak-na-bi nu-zu I do not know what to do about it' * The idea for this short paper originated in a discussion with Dr. H. L. J. Vanstiphout about the 'Spell of Nudimmud' (see Vanstiphout, forthc.), and has benefited from his critical
Zeitschrift für Assyriologie und Vorderasiatische Archäologie – de Gruyter
Published: Jan 1, 1993
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