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  dkyr tymw br rwfs
   2  w-ḥyw br nʿrt b-ṭb
   3  w-šlm l-ʿlm

Apparatus
3S. al-Theeb reads an ʾ at the end of ʿlm (ʿlmʾ) but this X sign is not a letter. It is a symbol which is sometimes found either before or at the end of texts, as in Ar 129.

TRANSLATIONS

English

   1  May Tymw son of Rwfs
   2  and Ḥyw son of Nʿrt be remembered in well-being
   3  and may they be safe for ever.

OBJECT INFORMATION

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ORIGIN AND PROVENANCE

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

al-Theeb 2011: 353, no. 5, 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.