ETCSLglossingSignSign name: KA×GAR (GU7 and KA×NIG2)
Values: gu7, šag̃ar

The lament for Sumer and Urim (c.2.2.3), line c223.G.401
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Paragraph t223.p49 (line(s) 389-402) Click line no. for paragraph-aligned layout of transliteration and translation.
In the city, those who had not been felled by weapons succumbed to hunger. Hunger filled the city like water, it would not cease. This hunger contorted people's faces, twisted their muscles. Its people were as if drowning in a pond, they gasped for breath. Its king breathed heavily in his own palace. Its people dropped their weapons, their weapons hit the ground. They struck their necks with their hands and cried. They sought counsel with each other, they searched for clarification: "Alas, what can we say about it? What more can we add to it? How long until we are finished off by this catastrophe? Inside Urim there is death, outside it there is death. Inside it we are to be finished off by famine. Outside it we are to be finished off by Elamite weapons. In Urim the enemy oppresses us, oh, we are finished."
ePSD = The Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary

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