CSAI

Corpus of South Arabian Inscriptions


Garbini 1988: pl. 39/b
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INSCRIPTION INFORMATION

LanguageAncient South Arabian » Sabaic » Early Sabaic
AlphabetAncient South Arabian
Script typologyMonumental writing
Script cursusBoustrophedon
Writing techniqueIncision
Chronology
PeriodA
Textual typologyCommemorative text

TEXT


   1  ʾlt s³ʾk Brhmw
   2  bn Gdnm b-ʿm |
   3  Krbʾl Wtr |
   4  D[nm] w-ʾry—
   5  [dy] /150/

Apparatus
4Eryani already interpreted the words "ʾrydy" and "Dnm" as toponyms; Garbini points out the possibility that "ʾrydy" could be the ancient name of Shiʿb al-ʿAql; this suggestion is based on the meaning of the root RYD, which indicates the lower part of a spur in a hill. This name perfectly suits to the geographical conformation of Shiʿb al-ʿAql. Jamme, on the contrary, rejects this hypothesis, according to Y.85.Y/3 where it is clear that ʾrydy has to be sought in the lowlands.

TRANSLATIONS

English

   1  These has captured Brhmw,
   2  ibn Gdnm, with
   3  Krbʾl Wtr
   4  at Dnm and ʾrydy:
   5  150.

OBJECT INFORMATION

Support typeRock inscription
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ORIGIN AND PROVENANCE

Origin and provenance
Modern siteShiʿb al-ʿAql
Ancient siteDnm (?) / ʾrydy (?)
Geographical areaWādī Yalā
CountryYemen
FoundIn situ
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BIBLIOGRAPHY

Garbini 1988: 23-24, pl. 39/bGarbini, Giovanni 1988. The inscriptions of Si'b al-'Aql, Al-Gafnah and Yala/Ad-Durayb. Pages 21-40 in Alessandro de Maigret (ed.). The Sabaean archaeological complex in the Wādī Yalā (Eastern Hawlān at-Tiyāl, Yemen Arab Republic). A preliminary report. (Istituto italiano per il Medio ed Estremo Oriente. Centro studi e scavi archeologici. Reports and memoirs, 21). Rome: IsMEO.
Jamme 1989: 75-76Jamme, Albert W.F. 1989. Miscellanées d'ancient arabe XVII. Washington. [Privately printed]