ETCSLglossingSignSign name: BALAG
Values: balag̃, bulug̃5

Enmerkar and the lord of Aratta (c.1.8.2.3), line c1823.60
unugkikul-aba4ki-asaĝ-menkugĝal2-la-ĝu10-ne
unugkul-abasaĝ-menkugĝal2
Unug (SN)Kulaba (SN)type of crownshiningto be (located)
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Paragraph t1823.p4 (line(s) 38-64) Click line no. for paragraph-aligned layout of transliteration and translation.
"My sister, let Aratta fashion gold and silver skilfully on my behalf for Unug. Let them cut the flawless lapis lazuli from the blocks, let them …… the translucence of the flawless lapis lazuli ……. …… build a holy mountain in Unug. Let Aratta build a temple brought down from heaven -- your place of worship, the Shrine E-ana; let Aratta skilfully fashion the interior of the holy ĝipar, your abode; may I, the radiant youth, may I be embraced there by you. Let Aratta submit beneath the yoke for Unug on my behalf. Let the people of Aratta bring down for me the mountain stones from their mountain, build the great shrine for me, erect the great abode for me, make the great abode, the abode of the gods, famous for me, make my me prosper in Kulaba, make the abzu grow for me like a holy mountain, make Eridug gleam for me like the mountain range, cause the abzu shrine to shine forth for me like the silver in the lode. When in the abzu I utter praise, when I bring the me from Eridug, when, in lordship, I am adorned with the crown like a purified shrine, when I place on my head the holy crown in Unug Kulaba, then may the …… of the great shrine bring me into the ĝipar, and may the …… of the ĝipar bring me into the great shrine. May the people marvel admiringly, and may Utu witness it in joy."
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