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Unicode name CUNEIFORM SIGN SAG
Codepoint U+12295

TranslingualEdit

SymbolEdit

𒊕

  1. Cuneiform sign SAG

Usage notesEdit

dictionary notes
  • Borger (2003): 184
  • Borger (1981): 115
  • HZL: 192
phonetic values
  • Sumerian: SAG, SUR14
  • Akkadian: šag, šak, šaq, riš
  • Hittite:
sign evolution

Cuneiform sign SAG.svg

1. the pictogram as it was drawn around 3000 BC;
2. the rotated pictogram as written around 2800 BC;
3. the abstracted glyph in archaic monumental inscriptions, from ca. 2600 BC;
4. the sign as written in clay, contemporary to stage 3;
5. late 3rd millennium (Neo-Sumerian);
6. Old Assyrian, early 2nd millennium, as adopted into Hittite;
7. simplified sign as written by Assyrian scribes in the early 1st millennium.

ReferencesEdit

Wikipedia

  • R. Borger, Assyrisch-Babylonische Zeichenliste, 2nd ed., Neukirchen-Vluyn (1981)
  • R. Borger, Mesopotamisches Zeichenlexikon, Münster (2003).
  • Chr. Rüster, E. Neu, Hethitisches Zeichenlexikon (HZL), Wiesbaden (1989)

AkkadianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Semitic *raʾš-.

NounEdit

𒊕 (rēšu, qaqqadu) [SAG]

  1. head (of a person, animal)
  2. top, upper part
  3. beginning
  4. top quality, the best

ReferencesEdit


SumerianEdit

NounEdit

𒊕 (SAG)

  1. head

Derived termsEdit

  • SAG(.KAL) "first one"
  • (LÚ.)SAG a palace official
  • ZARAḪ=SAG.PA.LAGAB "lamentation, unrest"
  • SAG.DUL a headgear
  • SAG.KI "front, face, brow"

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