ETCSLglossingSignSignSign name: PA.ŠE
Values: išin

The death of Ur-Namma (Ur-Namma A) (c., line c2411.2.C.75
Ur-Namma (RN)tears (of joy)Sumer (GN)to equalto say
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Paragraph t2411.p43 (line(s) 73-88) Click line no. for paragraph-aligned layout of transliteration and translation.
After five days, 10 days had passed, lamenting for Sumer overwhelmed my king, lamenting for Sumer overwhelmed Ur-Namma. As he could not complete the wall of Urim; as he could no longer enjoy the new palace he had built; as he, the shepherd, could no longer protect (?) his household; as he could no longer bring pleasure to his wife with his embrace; as he could not bring up his sons on his knees; as he would never see in their prime the beauty of their little sisters, who are yet to grow up, the trustworthy shepherd uttered a heart-rending lament for himself: "I, who have experienced, who have experienced fear, …… for the great gods, I have set up chapels for them. I have created evident abundance for the Anuna gods. I have …… treasures to their …… shining thrones. …… a favourable portent for me, was …… as the nether world or the heavens ……. (1 line fragmentary) (approx. 7 lines missing)"
ePSD = The Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary

Sumerian scribe

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