CSAI

Corpus of South Arabian Inscriptions


INSCRIPTION INFORMATION

LanguageAncient South Arabian » Qatabanic » Marginal Qatabanic
AlphabetAncient South Arabian
Script typologyMonumental writing
Writing techniqueIncision
Chronology
PeriodC
Textual typologyConstruction text

TEXT


   1  Hwfʿm bn Qḥlwm brʾ w-s¹ʿs²q w-nkl w-qyḥ w-nqb
   2  bʾr-hw ʾmhrth wyn-hw Brkn w-nḫl-hw Rbṯ
   3  tḥt-n wynn b-bḍʿ Qnʾtm b-rdʾ ʿm ḏ-Mb[r]—
   4  qm w-ʿm ḏ-Mnḫm w-ʾlh-s¹ww w-b-rdʾ S²ms¹-h
   5  wrḫ Ṣyd ḫrf Hwfʿt bn ʿmln qdmn

Apparatus
1ʿAbdallāh and Avanzini read nʾy; nkl is proposed by Robin (personal communication).
2Robin also suggests to read bʾr-hw ʾmhrt l-wyn-hw.
2-3Mbqm (Avanzini).

TRANSLATIONS

English

   1  Hwfʿm he of Qḥlwm constructed, did cut, finished off, completed, excavated
   2  his well ʾmhrth and his vineyard Brkn and his palmgrove Rbṯ
   3  below this vineyard in the territory of Qnʾtm with the help of ʿm ḏ-Mbr-
   4  qm and ʿm ḏ-Mnḫm and His gods and with help of his S²ms¹
   5  in the month Ṣyd in the first year of Hwfʿt son of ʿmln.
1"constructed, did cut, separated" (Avanzini). The verb nʾy is related to the SAB word nwy.
Avanzini 2004 a: 520Avanzini, Alessandra 2004. Corpus of South Arabian Inscriptions I-III. Qatabanic, Marginal Qatabanic, Awsanite Inscriptions. (Arabia Antica, 2). Pisa: Edizioni Plus-Università di Pisa.

OBJECT INFORMATION

Support typeStone inscription
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ORIGIN AND PROVENANCE

Origin and provenance
Modern siteBiʾr al-ʿAyl (wādī Ḥawrān)
Ancient siteUnknown
Geographical areaQāniya
CountryYemen
Archaeological contextAgricultural irrigation context: Well ʾmhrth
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BIBLIOGRAPHY

ʿAbdallāh 1988 b: 250-260ʿAbdallāh, Yūsuf M. 1988. Mudawwana al-nuqūš al-yamaniyya al-qadīma. Al-ʾIklīl, 6/3: 250-260.