ETCSLglossingSignSign name: PIRIG
Values: ne3, niskum, pirig̃

The home of the fish (c.5.9.1), line c591.A.87
mu-tun3-na-bikušummudddumu-zid-da
mu-tun3-naummuddumu-zid
stomach?waterskinDumuzid (DN)
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Paragraph t591.p8 (line(s) 81-95) Click line no. for paragraph-aligned layout of transliteration and translation.
The one with a spiny (?) tail and a spiny (?) back, who goes ……, my še-suḫur-gal (?) fish: may he also enter with you, my fish! The fish who is like a crying child in its prayers, my še-suḫur-sig (?) fish: may he also enter with you, my fish! With a pickaxe as a head, and having a comb for teeth, the branches of a fir-tree as its bones, Dumuzid's waterskin for its stomach (?), with a dehaired skin that does not need processing, with its slender tail like the fishermen's whip, the jumping fish, with naturally smoothed skin, with no entrails in its nose, the fish that hides from its adversary, whose sting goes across like a nail, that is taboo and is not placed as an offering in the city's shrines, my mur fish (= sting-ray): may he also enter with you, my fish!
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