Nabataean

Corpus of Nabataean Inscriptions


ThNIS 1-5
al-Theeb 2011: fig. 2
By kind permission of Badr al-Faqayr

INSCRIPTION INFORMATION

LanguageAramaic » Middle Aramaic » Nabataean
AlphabetAramaic
Script typologyGraffito

TEXT


   1  hrs pršʾ br ḥnynw šlm

TRANSLATIONS

English

   1  Hrs the horseman son of Ḥnynw, may he be safe.
1S. al-Theeb suggests to interpret the first word as a form of the Egyptian divine name Ḥrw, but it is much simpler to consider that it is a masculine proper name, especially since otherwise the name of Ḥnynw's son would not be given.

OBJECT INFORMATION

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ORIGIN AND PROVENANCE

Origin
Modern siteAl-Sīj
Ancient siteUnknown
Geographical areaNorthwest Arabia
CountrySaudi Arabia
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BIBLIOGRAPHY

al-Theeb 2011: 351, no. 2, fig. 2al-Theeb, Solaiman Abdal-Rahman 2011. New Nabataean inscriptions from the site of al-Sīj in the region of al-‘Ulā, Saudi Arabia. Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 41: 349-370.