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Hand drawing below by Ernst F. Weidner (1952)


DILI.BADDIŠŠU2DU2SIHIDU3ANDIŠNAGARKU45UDDUUGU4UDŠU2UBMAŠTAB


Transliteration:

dil-bat ana ŠU2 GUB 2 SI ŠAR2 DU 3 AN ana ALLA KU4 5 E3 10 GU4.UD ina ŠU2 ar2 MAŠ.TA[B TUR ...]

Translation - by P.V. Neugebauer and E. F. Weidner (1915) edited by Hermann Hunger (1988)

stood [...] of Venus to the west. The 2nd, the north wind blew. The 3rd, Mars entered Praesepe. The 5th, it went out (of it). The 10th, Mercury [rose] in the west behind the [...] Twins [...] .... ]

Note D

SymbolSyllablesMeanings
DILI.BAD DILI.BAT; nebû: shining, bright, flaring; denoting the brightest star of a constellation
- The Assyrian Dictionary, Volume 11, N Part II (1980) pg 148
DIŠ Constantly, always, one, sixty,
if
ŠU2 to set (heavenly body)
the west
to cover
DU
DE6
GUB
TUM6
go
bring
stand, sheep
2 2
SI SI
HI HI
DU
DE6
GUB
TUM6
go
bring
stand, sheep
3 3
AN DIŠ
dDIŠ
dANU = Cancer constellation - P. Felix Gössman; Planetarium Babylonicum (1950) pg 10
NAGAR alluttu: a crab, constellation of Cancer.
KU4 erēbu; enter, go in
erēbu = to set - The Assyrian Dictionary Vol 4 E (1958), pg 269
5 5
UD.DU
E3
saguš
ṣītu: exit , sunrise
šūpû: become apparent or visible
waṣû; to go out, rise.
leave, watch
kayyānu; saĝus = Constant; name for Saturn
UD.DU = ka-ia-ma-nu: steady (name for Saturn) - The Assyrian Dictionary Vol 8 K (1971), pg 38.
U
bur3
šu4
ge14
Earth, finger, ten, totality
Unit
Cover
Blow
and
GU4.UD Mercury
AŠ.SU2
ina SU2
in the west
UB Translated as: behind;
tubqu: a corner.
MAŠ
BA7
BAR
ḫuzālu: gazelle kid; ṣerru: snake, possible name for Hydra constellation; Māšu: twin, Gemini; bīru: goat
half
Nissan, first month - on VAT4956 there seems to be no distinction between BAR and MAŠ
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