ETCSLglossingSignSign name: GA2׊E (ESAG2)
Values: esag̃2

A praise poem of Šulgi (Šulgi B) (c., line c24202.14
tabletSumer (GN)Akkad (GN)scribe's craftto know
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Paragraph t24202.p2 (line(s) 11-20) Click line no. for paragraph-aligned layout of transliteration and translation.
I am a king, offspring begotten by a king and borne by a queen. I, Šulgi the noble, have been blessed with a favourable destiny right from the womb. When I was small, I was at the academy, where I learned the scribal art from the tablets of Sumer and Akkad. None of the nobles could write on clay as I could. There where people regularly went for tutelage in the scribal art, I qualified fully in subtraction, addition, reckoning and accounting. The fair Nanibgal, Nisaba, provided me amply with knowledge and comprehension. I am an experienced scribe who does not neglect a thing.
ePSD = The Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary

Sumerian scribe

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