Re: [ANE-2] nimedu-throne
- On Tue, 5 May 2009, carla sulzbach wrote:
> Would any of the learned listers be able to enlighten me concerning theIt's not much of a mystery, but you may have difficulty looking it up if
> meaning of 'nimedu-throne'?
> It occurs in the caption of the Lachish reliefs describing Sennacherib's
> throne. What specifically does the element 'nimedu' mean?
you take the word as nimedu. It is actually ne:medu, a mapras form from
the verb eme:du "to lean against, to support". As such, a ne:medu is an
instrument for supporting something. With reference to furniture, it
usually means provided with an armrest, backrest, or footstool. CAD (N/2,
p. 156 s.v. ne:medu 2a) translates this occurrence "armchair":
"Sennacherib sat in an armchair and the booty of Lachish passed in review
in front of him."