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Re: [ANE-2] Ukhat = Harimtu?

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  • victor avigdor hurowitz
    I assume that this is simply an earlier reading of $amhat because U2 can be read $AM. Yu might find in the same book that Eabani s friend was Izdubar which,
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      I assume that this is simply an earlier reading of $amhat because U2 can
      be read $AM. Yu might find in the same book that Eabani's friend was
      Izdubar which, were it still in vogue would be a good name for a
      Mesopotamian style pub.
      Victor Hurowitz
      BGU beer sheva



      On Thu, 1 Feb 2007 sbudin@... wrote:

      > Greetings!
      >
      > I am currently looking through Maspero's 1894 publication of _The Dawn of
      > Civilization_, where, starting on pg. 575, he offers the most Victorian
      > retelling of the Gilgamesh Epic I have ever seen. In his section on "The
      > Seduction of Eabani" (Enkidu nowadays) he refers to Shamhat (not by name) as a
      > priestess of Ishtar, with the specific title of "ukhat." Can anyone tell me
      > what the current Akkadian rendering of this word is? Is this an earlier
      > transliteration of "harimtu"? Any comments or bibliography would be much
      > appreciated.
      >
      > Many thanks in advance!
      > Stephanie Budin
      >
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      >
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