Nabataean

Corpus of Nabataean Inscriptions


ThNIS 11-12, facsimile
al-Theeb 2011: fig. 6
By kind permission of Solaiman al-Theeb

INSCRIPTION INFORMATION

LanguageAramaic » Middle Aramaic » Nabataean
AlphabetAramaic
Script typologyGraffito

TEXT


   1  dkyr šwrw br (n)ʿ(m)[...] ḥryʾ b-ṭb

Apparatus
1The photograph of the text is not clear and S. al-Theeb's tentative reading is given here. There seems to be three letters after {n}ʿm.

TRANSLATIONS

English

   1  May Swrw son of {n}ʿ{m}[...] the freedman be remembered in well-being.
1The word ḥryʾ is relatively clear on the photograph (except possibly the ʾ) and therefore the translation of this word by S. al-Theeb as “freedman” is the simplest one, the root Ḥ-R-Y being attested in other Nabataean inscriptions.

OBJECT INFORMATION

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ORIGIN AND PROVENANCE

Origin and provenance
Modern siteAl-Sīj
Ancient siteUnknown
Geographical areaNorthwest Arabia
CountrySaudi Arabia
Link to site record

BIBLIOGRAPHY

al-Theeb 2011: 356, no. 11a, fig. 6al-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.