CSAI

Corpus of South Arabian Inscriptions


Noman 2012: 281, fig. 98
By kind permission of K. Noman

INSCRIPTION INFORMATION

LanguageAncient South Arabian » Sabaic » Southern Middle Sabaic
AlphabetAncient South Arabian
Script typologyMonumental writing
Writing techniqueIncision
Chronology
PeriodD
Date308 Ḥim
Textual typologyCommemorative text

TEXT


   1  Ḥytn bn |
   2  Mʿdn |
   3  s¹ṭr Ḥytn Mʿdn b-ywm |
   4  s¹bʾ w-ġtzyn ḏ-bn |
   5  s²ʿbn Mytmm ʿdy ʾrḍ Ḥḍrm—
   6  wt w-s¹rn ḏ-Ḥgr w-ʾtyw s¹wn-hw b-w—
   7  fym w-ʾḥllm w-s¹bym w-hwbltm |
   8  ḏ-ʿs¹m b-rdʾ ʿṯtr ḏ-S³nḥ w-Mkm w-ʾs²m—
   9  s¹-hmw w-ʾlt-hmw w-b-wrḫn Qyẓ qdmn ḏ-
  10  b-ḫrfn ḏ-l-ṯmnt w-ṯlṯ mʾtm |

TRANSLATIONS

English

   1  Ḥytn ibn
   2  Mʿdn.
   3  Ḥytn Mʿdn wrote when
   4  some of the tribe Mytmm carried out and conducted a raid
   5  in the land of Ḥaḍramawt
   6  and in the valley ḏ-Ḥgr. And they came back there in safety
   7  with spoils, prisoners and animals taken as booty
   8  in great numbers, with the help of ʿṯtr ḏ-S³nḥ and Mkm and their solar
   9  deities and their goddesses. In the month Qyẓ, the first,
  10  in the year three hundred eight.

OBJECT INFORMATION

Support typeRock inscription
Link to object record

ORIGIN AND PROVENANCE

Origin and provenance
Modern siteJarf an-Naʿīmīya
Ancient siteS¹fṭ
Geographical areaMayfaʿat ʿAns
CountryYemen
FoundIn situ
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BIBLIOGRAPHY

Müller, Walter W. 2010: 13Müller, Walter W. 2010. Sabäische Inschriften nach Ären datiert. Bibliographie, Texte und Glossar. (Veröffentlichungen der Orientalischen Kommission, 53). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag.