CSAI

Corpus of South Arabian Inscriptions


Schaffer 1972: pl. I/1
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INSCRIPTION INFORMATION

LanguageAncient South Arabian » Sabaic » Central Middle Sabaic
AlphabetAncient South Arabian
Script typologyMonumental writing
Measure of letters4
Chronology
PeriodC. Conjectural
Textual typologyConstruction text

GENERAL NOTES

See, for a similar context, RES 3913.

TEXT


   1  Yrybm bn ʿṯ[kln] bny w-hwṯr w-s²qr ḥrty-hw ḏty s²l(ṯ)[n]
   2  klwtn l-ms¹qt nḫl-hw Mrḫ w-mʿl-hw b-ʿṯtr w-ʾlmqh

Apparatus
2Mrḫ seems to be the name of the palmgrove. Schaffer points out that the name may be "apotropaic", as in Arabic murḫ means "raw date".

TRANSLATIONS

English

   1  Yrybm, of the family ʿṯ[kln], built, laid foundations and completed his two irrigation canals, those of the three
   2  terrace-fields for irrigating his palmgrove Mrḫ and its higher part. By ʿṯtr and ʾlmqh.

OBJECT INFORMATION

Support typeStone inscription
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ORIGIN AND PROVENANCE

Provenance
Modern siteShaqab Raḥāba (Near Mārib)
Ancient siteUnknown
CountryYemen
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BIBLIOGRAPHY

Schaffer 1972: 11-12, pl. I/1Schaffer, Brigitte 1972. Sabäische Inschriften aus verschiedenen Fundorten. Sammlung Eduard Glaser. 7. (Sitzungsberichte der Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Philosophisch-historische Klasse, 282/1). Vienna: Böhlaus in Komm.