ETCSLglossingSignSign name: ME
Values: ba13, išib, me, men2

The building of Ninĝirsu's temple (Gudea, cylinders A and B) (c.2.1.7), line c217.583
ambardnannasaĝkeše2den-ki-ka-kam
ambarnannasaĝkeše2en-ki
marshNanna (DN)headto bindEnki (DN)
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Paragraph t217.p69 (line(s) 578-590) Click line no. for paragraph-aligned layout of transliteration and translation.
They inserted the wooden door frames, which were like a crown worn in the blue sky. As Gudea sat down at a wooden door frame, from there it was like a huge house embracing heaven. As he built the house and laid wooden scaffolding against it, it was like Nanna's lagoon attended by Enki. They made the house grow as high as the hills, they mad it float in the midst of heaven as a cloud, they made it lift its horns as a bull and they made it raise its head above all the lands, like the ĝišgana tree over the abzu. As the house had been made to lift its head so high as to fill the space between heaven and earth like the hills, it was like a luxuriant cedar growing among high grass (?); E-ninnu was decorated most alluringly among Sumer's buildings.
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