ETCSLglossingSignSign name: TAG׊U
Values: tibir2

Ninĝišzida's journey to the nether world (c.1.7.3), line c173.29
id2-kur-ra-ke4anu-de2a-binu-mu-un-na-na8-na8za-etau5-de3
id2-kur-raade2anaĝzaa-na (ES: ta)u5
Id-kura (WN)waterto pourwaterto drinkyou (sg.)whatto ride
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Paragraph t173.p7 (line(s) 29-37) Click line no. for paragraph-aligned layout of transliteration and translation.
"The river of the nether world produces no water, no water is drunk from it. { (1 ms. adds:) Why should you sail? } The fields of the nether world produce no grain, no flour is eaten from it. { (1 ms. adds:) Why should you sail? } The sheep of the nether world produce no wool, no cloth is woven from it. { (1 ms. adds:) Why should you sail? } As for me, even if my mother digs as if for a canal, I shall not be able to drink the water meant for me. The waters of springtime will not be poured for me as they are for the tamarisks; I shall not sit in the shade intended for me. The dates I should bear like a date palm will not reveal (?) their beauty for me. I am a field threshed by my demon -- you would scream at it. He has put manacles on my hands -- you would scream at it. He has put a neck-stock on my neck -- you would scream at it."
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