Nabataean

Corpus of Nabataean Inscriptions


ThNIS 16-19
al-Theeb 2011: fig. 9
By kind permission of Badr al-Faqayr

INSCRIPTION INFORMATION

LanguageAramaic » Middle Aramaic » Nabataean
AlphabetAramaic
Script typologyGraffito

TEXT


   1  ḥyw ṣr

Apparatus
1S. al-Theeb reads ḥyw qrʾ but the first letter of the second word is definitely a ṣ, not a q, and the sign after it is an X sign, as in ThNIS 5.

TRANSLATIONS

English

   1  Ḥy, he drew.
1S. al-Theeb translates “Ḥyw the reader” but the sign after the r is not an ʾ, it is an X sign preceded by two letters, ṣr, which can be interpreted as a suffix conjugation of the root Ṣ-W-R, “to draw”.
Hayajneh 2009: 208Hayajneh, Hani 2009. Ancient North Arabian-Nabataean bilingual inscriptions from southern Jordan. Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 39: 203-222.

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: 362, no. 19, fig. 9al-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.