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Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East

Incantation for Dog Bite, read by Michael Streck

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Transcription based on the transliteration of the SEAL project, where ref. to the Editio Princeps may be found. Translation as per SEAL project.

Original TranscriptEnglish Translation
1 urruk birkīšu
2 aruh lasāmam
3 īṣ bubūtam
4 etnuš akālam
5 ina šinnīšu
6 e’il nīlšu
7 ašar iššuku
8 mārāšu
9 izzib
1 Long-kneed,
2 Swift-running,
3 Short of victuals,
4 Lacking in food.
5 In his teeth
6 He carries his semen.
7 Wherever he has bitten
8-9 He leaves his offspring.