CSAI

Corpus of South Arabian Inscriptions


Bāfaqīh 1994 a: 23, fig. b
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INSCRIPTION INFORMATION

LanguageAncient South Arabian » Sabaic » Southern Middle Sabaic
AlphabetAncient South Arabian
Script typologyMonumental writing
Writing techniqueIncision
Chronology
PeriodC
Textual typologyConstruction text

TEXT


   1  Wtrm Yrtʿ bn Mʿhr w-ḏ-Ḫw—
   2  ln bqr w-brʾ w-hqs²b w-
   3  hqḥ bʾr-hw Nhrm b-s¹r-hw Mw—
   4  hrn b-ʾḫr((b-ʾḫr)) ms¹knt Rdmn

TRANSLATIONS

English

   1  Wtrm Yrtʿ ibn Maʿāhir and ḏ-Ḫwln
   2  dug out, constructed, built and
   3  completed his well Nhrm, in his valley
   4  Mwhrn, in ʾḫr, the residence of Rdmn.
4ʾḫr could be a noun: "ïn the last part of the land of Radmān".

OBJECT INFORMATION

Support typeStone inscription
MaterialStone
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ORIGIN AND PROVENANCE

Origin
Modern sitewādī Khir
Ancient siteUnknown
Geographical areawādī Bayḥān
CountryYemen
Archaeological contextAgricultural irrigation context: Well
NotesAccording to Bāfaqīh, the valley of Mwhrn mentioned in the inscription is located in the upper valley of ʾḫr (modern Ḫir). ʾḫr opposed to Brm is the name of a part of the wādī Bayḥān in Ja 2361.
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BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bāfaqīh 1994 a: 11-13, fig. 1/bBāfaqīh, Muḥammad ʿA. 1994. Nuqūš wa-dalālāt. Raydān, 6: 6-26. [Arabic section]