ETCSLglossingSignSign name: FOUR.DIŠ.VAR (LIMMU)
Values: limmu

The lament for Sumer and Urim (c.2.2.3), line c223.G.363
dnannadumu-gir15ni2-za-bi-me-ener2-rana-bi-me-en
nannadumu-gir15ni2-zuer2a-na
Nanna (DN)citizenyourselftearwhat
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Paragraph t223.p46 (line(s) 360-370) Click line no. for paragraph-aligned layout of transliteration and translation.
Enlil then answered his son Suen: "There is lamentation in the haunted city, reeds of mourning grow there. { (1 ms. adds 1 line:) In its midst there is lamentation, reeds of mourning grow there. } In its midst the people pass their days in sighing. { (1 ms. adds 1 line:) My son, the noble son ……, why do you concern yourself with crying? } Oh Nanna, the noble son ……, why do you concern yourself with crying? The judgment uttered by the assembly cannot be reversed. The word of An and Enlil knows no overturning. Urim was indeed given kingship but it was not given an eternal reign. From time immemorial, since the Land was founded, until people multiplied, who has ever seen a reign of kingship that would take precedence for ever? The reign of its kingship had been long indeed but had to exhaust itself. O my Nanna, do not exert yourself in vain, abandon your city."
ePSD = The Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary

Sumerian scribe

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