SUMERIAN ARCHAIC SIGNS

SumerianArchaicSigns.htm

Tlazoltéotl
Silver Lion Head from Ur

Sumerian Archaic Signs

by Patrick C. Ryan

currently under construction (12/26/2005) Copyright 2006 Patrick C. Ryan





Ur Nammu, Third Dynasty of Ur

All available readings for Sumerian signs in Kurt Jaritz' Schriftarchäologie der altmesopotamischen Kultur(1) (1967) are listed in the Sumerian Sign Value Register.

Arranged by the sign numbers from that register, Sumerian archaic sign forms where available courtesy of Dr. Antonio Reguera Feo, are displayed below.
The signs are also available in Sumerian Archaic Sign Table by pressing the corresponding number in that Table if the number is highlighted.
Signs may be copied, if desired, by placing
the cursor on the archaic sign, pressing
the right mouse button to display a menu containing
"Save Picture as"), and saving the .jpg.

If the sign is composed of two or more signs, the numbers for the component signs will appear under that table number; and, if the component signs are available individually, they will be highlighted.

If the later cuneiform sign is derived from several different archaic signs, each archaic sign will be shown, if available, by pressing on the highlighted letters behind the sign number.













001 002 003 004
v. of 3
005 006 007 008 009 010
011 012 013 014 015 016 017 018 019 020
021 022 023 024 025 026 027 028
error
029 030
031 032 033 034 035 036 037 038 039 040
041 042
v. of 36
043 044 045 046 047 048 049 050
051 052
v. of 51
053 054 055 056 057 058 059 060
061 062 063 064 065 066 067 068 069 070
071 072 073 074 075 076 077 078 079 080
081 082 083 084 085 086 087
v. of 068
088
v. of 075
089 090
091 092 093 094 095 096 097 098 099a099b099c099d 100




101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110
111 112112a 113 114 115 116 117 118a118b 119 120
121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130
131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140
141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150
151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160
161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169a 170a170b
171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180
181 182 183 184
v. of 181
185 186
v. of 185
187 188a 188b 188c 189 190
191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200




201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210
211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220
221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230
231 232
error
233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240
241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250
251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260
261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270
271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280
281 281a 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290
291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300




301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310
311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320
321
v. of 320
322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330
331 332 333 334 335 336 337
v. of 338?
338 339 340
v. of 338
341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348
v. of 379?
349 350
351 352 353 354 355 356 357
v. of 356
358 359 360
361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370
371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380
381 382 383 384 385 386 387
or v. of 386
388 389 390
391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400




401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410
411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420
421 422 423 424 425 426 427 427 428 429 430
431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440
441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450
451 452 453 454 455 456 456a 457 458 459 460
461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470
471 472 473 474 475 476
v. of 474
477 478 479 480
481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490
491 492 493\ 494 495 496 497 498 499 500




501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508 509 510
511 512 513 514
error
515 516
v. of 515
517 518 519 520
521
error
522 523 524 525 526 527 528 529 530
531 532 533 534 535 536 537 538 539 540
541 542 543 544 545 546 547 548 549 550
551 552 553 554 555 556 557
error
558 559 560
561 562
v. of 561
563 564 565 566 567 568 569 570
571 572 573a573b 574 575 576 577
v. of 576?
578 579 580a580b580c580d
581 582 583 584 585 586 587 588 589 590
591 592 593 594 595 596 597 598 599 600




601 602 603 604 605 606 607
v. of 172
608
v. of 172
609 610
611 612 613 614 615 616 617 618 619 620
621
v. of 617(?)
622 623 624 625 626
v. of 315
627 627a 628 629 630
631 632 633
error
634
v. of 632
635 636 637 638 639 640
641 642 643 644a644b 645 646 647 648 649 650
651 652 653 654 655 656 657 658 659
v. of 660?
660
661 662 663 664 665 666 667 668 669 670
671 672 673 674 675 676 677 678
v. of 677
679 680
581 682 683 684 685 686 687 688 689 690

error
692 693 694 695 696 697 698 699 700




701 702 703 704 705 706 707 708 709 710
711 712
error
713 714 715 716
v. of 717
717 718 719 720
error
721 722 723 724 715 726 727 728 729 730
731
v. of 725
732 733 734 735 736 737 738 739 740
741
v. of 740 or 742
742 743 744 745 746 747 748 749 750
751 752 753 754 755 756 757 758 759 760
761 762 763 764 765 766 767 768 769 770
771 772 773 774 775
v. of 734 or 736
776 777 778 779 780
781 782 783 784 785 786 787 788 789 790
791 792 793 794 795 796 797 798 799 800




801 802 803 804 805 805a 806 807 808 809 810
811 812 813 814 815
v. of 812?
816 817 818 819 820
821 822 823 824 825
v. of 824
826 827 828 829 830
831 832 833 834 835 836 837 838 839 840
841 842 843 844 845 846 847 848 849 850
851 852 853 854 855 856 857 858 859 860
861
error
862 863 864 865 866 867 868 869
v. of 868
870
871 872 873 874 875 876 877 878 879 880
881 882 883 884 885 886 887 888 889 890
891 892 893a 893b
893c 893d
893e
894 895 896 897 898 899
error
900




901 902 903 904 905 906 907 908 909 910
911 912 913 914 915 916 917 918 919 920
921 922 923 924 925 926 927 928 929 930
931 932 933 934 935 936 937 938 939 940
941 942 943 944 945 946 947 948 949 950
951 952 953 954 955 956
v. of 833
957 958 959
v. of 955
960
961 962 963 964 965 966 967 968 969 970
971 972a972b
972c
972d 972e 972f #1000 not in Jaritz 1001 not in Jaritz 1002 not in Jaritz






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1. The sign numbers are those of Jaritz' Schriftarchäologie der altmesopotamischen Kultur (1967). Unfortunately, the register materials in this book were not carefully proofed before publication so an unknown number of errors are present. I have made many corrections as I have found them but there are undoubtedly more errors present. Where I have discovered a questionable sign number assignment for a reading, I have placed a question mark after it. In some cases, the sign reading or its proper subscript may be in question, or the subscript may not be known by me, which sign reading also bears a question mark.

2. {DIG~IR} Nin-zu-g~ir2 {DIG~IR} Nina-Ur g~al-lu2 šir-bur-la (=Lagaš) dumu Gu-ni-du ud eš3-Zu-G~ir2 mu-du3 a mu-ru. e2 {DIG~IR} Nina mu-du3; g~al-ib mu-du3; ki-nir mu-du3; ba-ga mu-du3; e2-dam mu-du3; e2 Ga2-tum3-dug3 mu-du3; ti-aš2(agx)-ra mu-du3.

When Ur-{GOD}Nina (servant of {GOD}Nina, Lady of the Water), king of Lagash (šir-bur-la, 'abundance of lamps'), son of Gu-ni-du (possibly Akkadian: cf. Arabic jundi:yun, 'soldier'), verily built the temple of G~irzu (sword-skill), verily (he) dedicated (it) to Ning~irzu (Lady of Sword Skill). (He) verily built the House of {GOD}Nina; (he) verily built the Great Weir; (he) verily built the Orchard; (he) verily built the Dairy; (he) verily built the House of the Wives; (he) verily built the House of Gatumdug (Sweet Bearer of the Cup); (and he) verily built the Archery Range (ti-ra-ašagx).