The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian
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1-7Lord with holy dignity, imbued with great savage awesomeness! My king, lord Ninjiczida, imbued with great savage awesomeness! Hero, falcon preying on the gods, my king -- dignified, with sparkling eyes, fully equipped with arrows and quiver, impetuous leopard, murderous, howling muchuc, ...... (1 ms. has instead: ......), dragon snarling (?) in the lagoon, raging storm reaching (1 ms. has instead: covering) all people! Lofty-headed prince, resting in the midst of the mountains, ...... smashing heads!
8-15Lord, your mouth is that of a pure magician (1 ms. has instead: a snake with a great tongue, a magician) (1 ms. has instead: a poisonous snake), lord Ninjiczida, ......! Ninjiczida, your mouth is that of a pure magician, lord Ninjiczida, ......! My linen-clad one, when you ......, who can find out your intentions? Ninjiczida, when you ......, who can find out your intentions? Your holy word is known to them that know it, but is unknown to them that do not know it. To them that do not know it, to them that do not know it , ....... Ninjiczida, to them that do not know it, ...... When your great word comes to the earth, you are indeed a (1 ms. adds great) muchuc .......
16-24You fall upon
the river as a flood-wave, you rise in the fields as a devastating flood.
Magilum boat, high flood of battle which cuts
down (1 ms. has instead: which chops
down). ...... in his own heart ......,
1 line fragmentary
...... as a dead man ......
2 lines fragmentary
Lord Ninjiczida, your praise is sweet.
25A balbale to Ninjiczida.
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29.vii.1999 : JAB : adapting translation
22.x.1999 : GZ : proofreading
22.x.1999 : GZ : SGML tagging
11.ii.2000 : ER : proofreading SGML
11.ii.2000 : ER : converting to HTML 4.0
7.ix.2001 : ER : header and footer reformatted; substantive content of file not changed