OCIANA

Online Corpus of the Inscriptions of Ancient North Arabia


INSCRIPTION INFORMATION

LanguageAncient North Arabian » Oasis North Arabian » Dadanitic
AlphabetAncient North Arabian
Script typologyMonumental writing
Writing techniqueRelief
Textual typologyDedicatory text

GENERAL NOTES

Due to a crack in the rock face, the beginning of line 1 is not aligned with those below it.
For the place name, see Hidalgo-Chacón Díez.

TEXT


   1  Mrʾh bnt Wdʿlh
   2  ḏ-Wṯmt ʾẓlt h-ẓl—
   3  l l-ḏ-Ġbt bʿd ml-h
   4  b-Tqmm f-rḍ-h w-ʾḫ—
   5  rt-h w-s¹ʿd-h

Apparatus
2Abū l-Ḥasan reads ʾṭlt h-ṭll for ʾẓlt h-ẓll.
4Stiehl followed by Farès-Drappeau reads Tymm for Tqmm.

TRANSLATIONS

English

   1  Mrʾh daughter of Wdʿlh
   2  of the linage of Wṯmt performed the
   3  ẓll-ceremony for ḏ-Ġbt for the sake of her property
   4  in Tqmm and so favour her and her
   5  descendants and help her.
For other translations and commentaries see the bibliography.
Stiehl 1971: 23-24 (A 18), pl. 22Stiehl, Ruth 1971. Neue liḥyānische Inschriften aus al-‛Uḏaib. Pages 3-40 in Altheim, Franz and Stiehl, Ruth (ed.). Christentum am Roten Meer I. Berlin, New York: de Gruyter.
al-Qudra 1993: 20 (L 018)al-Qudra, Ḥusayn M. 1993. Dirāsa muʿǧamīya li-ʾalfāẓ an-nuqūš al-liḥyānīya fī ʾiṭār al-luġāt as-sāmīya al-ǧanūbīya. (MA).
Abū l-Ḥasan 1418/1997: 158-160 (AH 050), pl. 7 (facsimile)Abū l-Ḥasan, Ḥusayn 1418/1997. Qirāʾa li-kitābāt liḥyānīya min ǧabal ʿIkma bi-minṭaqat al-ʿUlā. ar-Riyāḍ: maktabat al-malik Fahd al-waṭanīya.
Sima 1999c: 7 (U 006), pl. 2aSima, Alexander 1999. Die lihyanischen Inschriften von al-ʿUḏayb (Saudi-Arabien). (Epigraphische Forschungen auf der Arabischen Halbinsel, 1). Rahden/Westf.: Leidorf.
Macdonald 2004: 506-507, 510, 515Macdonald, Michael C.A. 2004. Ancient North Arabian. Pages 488-533 in Roger D. Woodard (ed.). The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World’s Ancient Languages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Farès-Drappeau 2005: 201 (D 111), pl. XXVII (facsimile)Farès-Drappeau, Saba 2005. Dédan et Liḥyân. Histoire des Arabes aux confins des pouvoirs perse et hellénistique (IVe-IIe s. avant l'ère chrétienne). (Travaux de la Maison de l'Orient et de la Mediterranée, 42). Lyon: Maison de l'Orient et de la Méditerranée; J. Pouilloux.

OBJECT INFORMATION

Support typeRock inscription
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ORIGIN AND PROVENANCE

Origin
Modern siteal-ʿUlā
Ancient siteDdn
Geographical areaḤijāz
CountrySaudi Arabia
NotesFound in Al-ʿUḏayb (Ǧabal ʿIkmah). The inscription is carved amongst a mass of others on one side of the huge rock, which Stiehl called ‘Block A’. It is below U 005, to the left of U 001 and 002, to the right of U 009 and 010, and above U 6.
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BIBLIOGRAPHY

Stiehl 1971: 23-24 (A 18), pl. 22Stiehl, Ruth 1971. Neue liḥyānische Inschriften aus al-‛Uḏaib. Pages 3-40 in Altheim, Franz and Stiehl, Ruth (ed.). Christentum am Roten Meer I. Berlin, New York: de Gruyter.
al-Qudra 1993: 20 (L 018)al-Qudra, Ḥusayn M. 1993. Dirāsa muʿǧamīya li-ʾalfāẓ an-nuqūš al-liḥyānīya fī ʾiṭār al-luġāt as-sāmīya al-ǧanūbīya. (MA).
Abū l-Ḥasan 1418/1997: 158-160 (AH 050), pl. 7 (facsimile)Abū l-Ḥasan, Ḥusayn 1418/1997. Qirāʾa li-kitābāt liḥyānīya min ǧabal ʿIkma bi-minṭaqat al-ʿUlā. ar-Riyāḍ: maktabat al-malik Fahd al-waṭanīya.
Sima 1999c: 7 (U 006), pl. 2aSima, Alexander 1999. Die lihyanischen Inschriften von al-ʿUḏayb (Saudi-Arabien). (Epigraphische Forschungen auf der Arabischen Halbinsel, 1). Rahden/Westf.: Leidorf.
Farès-Drappeau 2005: 201 (D 111), pl. XXVII (facsimile)Farès-Drappeau, Saba 2005. Dédan et Liḥyân. Histoire des Arabes aux confins des pouvoirs perse et hellénistique (IVe-IIe s. avant l'ère chrétienne). (Travaux de la Maison de l'Orient et de la Mediterranée, 42). Lyon: Maison de l'Orient et de la Méditerranée; J. Pouilloux.
Macdonald 2004: 506-507, 510, 515Macdonald, Michael C.A. 2004. Ancient North Arabian. Pages 488-533 in Roger D. Woodard (ed.). The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the World’s Ancient Languages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Hidalgo-Chacón Díez 2014Hidalgo-Chacón Díez, María del Carmen 2014. Place Names in the Dadanitic Inscriptions of al-'Uḏayb. Adūmātū, 30: 15-30.