ETCSLglossingSignSign name: GABA
Values: du8, duḫ, gab, gaba

The death of Ur-Namma (Ur-Namma A) (c.2.4.1.1), line c2411.1.202
sipadzide2-an-na-tamu-un-e3iginu-mu-ni-in-du8
sipadzide2-an-nae3igidu8
shepherdrightE-ana (TN)to go out or ineyeto spread
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Paragraph t2411.p22 (line(s) 198-216) Click line no. for paragraph-aligned layout of transliteration and translation.
When she had turned her gaze away from there, Inana humbly entered the shining E-kur, she …… at Enlil's fierce brow. (Then Enlil said:) "Great lady of the E-ana, once someone has bowed down, he cannot …… (?) any more; the trustworthy shepherd left E-ana, you cannot see him any more." My lady …… among the people { …… } { (1 ms. has instead:) like …… }. Then Inana, the fierce storm, the eldest child of Suen, ……, made the heavens tremble, made the earth shake. Inana destroyed cattle-pens, devastated sheepfolds, saying: "I want to hurl insults at An, the king of the gods: Who can change the matter, if Enlil elevates someone? Who can change the import of the august words uttered by An, the king? If there are divine ordinances imposed on the Land, but they are not observed, there will be no abundance at the gods's place of sunrise. My holy ĝipar, the shrine E-ana, has been barred up { like (?) a mountain } { (some mss. have instead:) like the heavens }. If only my shepherd could enter before me in it in his prime -- { I will not enter it otherwise! } { (some mss. have instead:) Why should I enter it otherwise? } If only my strong one could grow for me like greenery in the desert. If only he could hold steady for me like a river boat at its calm mooring." This is how Inana { gave vent (?) to a lament over him } { (1 ms. has instead:) …… Ur-Namma …… }
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