Abbreviations and Symbols

Bibliographical Abbreviations

ABLR. F. Harper, Assyrian and Babylonian Letters (London and Chicago 1892-1914)
ABRTJ . A . Craig, Assyrian and Babylonian Religious Texts (Leipzig 1895)
AfOArchiv für Orientforschung
AHwW. von Soden, Akkadisches Handwörterbuch
AJSLAmerican Journal of Semitic Languages
AMTR. C. Thompson, Assyrian Medical Texts (London 1923)
AnStAnatolian Studies
AOATAlter Orient und Altes Testament
AoFAltorientalische Forschungen
ARINHF.M. Fales (ed.), Assyrian Royal Inscriptions: New Horizons in Literary, Ideological and Historical Analysis (Orientis Antiqui Collectio XVIII, Rome 1981)
ASAssyriological Studies
ATATH. Gressmann, Altorientalische Texte zum Alten Testament (Berlin and Leipzig 1926)
BABeiträge zur Assyriologie
Bauer AsbTh. Bauer, Das Inschriftenwerk Assurbanipals (Leipzig 1933)
BMtablets in the collections of the British Museum
Butablets in the collections of the British Museum
CADChicago Assyrian Dictionary
CRRAIRencontre assyriologique internationale, comptes rendus
CTCuneiform Texts from Babylonian Tablets in the British Museum
CTNCuneiform Texts from Nimrud
DTtablets in the collections of the British Museum
EAKW. Schramm, Einleitung in die assyrischen Königsinschriften II (Leiden 1973)
Ebeling TuLE. Ebeling, Tod und Leben nach den Vorstellungen der Babylonier (Berlin and Leipzig 1931)
En el.Enuma Eliš
Geerscopies of Kuyunjik tablets by F.W. Geers
GPAJ .N. Postgate, The Governor's Palace Archive (CTN 2, London 1973)
JAOSJournal of the American Oriental Soceity
JCSJournal of Cuneiform Studies
JKFJahrbuch für Kleinasiatische Forschung
JNESJournal of Near Eastern Studies
JRASJournal of the Royal Asiatic Society
Ktablets in the Kuyunjik collection of the British Museum
KAH0. Schroeder, Keilschrifttexte aus Assur historischen Inhalts, Zweites Heft (Leipzig 1922)
KARE. Ebeling, Keilschrifttexte aus Assur religiösen Inhalts (Leipzig 1919)
KBKeilinschriftliche Bibliothek
Langdon CreationS. Langdon, The Babylonian Epic of Creation (Oxford 1923)
LASS. Parpola, Letters from Assyrian Scholars to the Kings Esarhaddon and Assurbanipal I, II (Alter Orient und Altes Testament 5/1-2, Neukirchen-Vluyn 1970, 1983)
LKAE. Ebeling and F. Köcher, Literarische Keilschrifttexte aus Assur (Berlin 1953)
MAOGMitteilungen der Altorientalischen Gesellschaft
MDOGMitteilungen der Deutschen Orient-Gesellschaft
Menzel TempelB. Menzel, Assyrische Tempel (Studia Pohl: series maior 10/I-II, Rome 1981)
MEWA. Livingstone, Mystical and Mythological Explanatory Works of Assyrian and Babylonian Scholars (Oxford 1986)
MVAGMitteilungen der Vorderasiatisch-Ägyptischen Gesellschaft
NEP. Haupt, Das babylonische Nimrodepos (Assyriologische Bibliothek 3, Leipzig 1891)
OECTOxford Editions of Cuneiform Texts
Or.Orientalia, Nova Series
Piepkorn AsbA. C. Piepkorn, Historical Prism Inscriptions of Ashurbanipal (Assyriological Studies 5, Chicago 1933)
RARevue d'assyriologie
RlAReallexikon der Assyriologie
Rmtablets in the collections of the British Museum
SAAState Archives of Assyria
SAABState Archives of Assyria Bulletin
SAHGA. Falkenstein and W. von Soden, Sumerische und akkadische Hymnen und Gebete (Zürich-Stuttgart 1953)
Seux EpithètesM.-J. Seux, Epithètes royales akkadiennes et sumériennes (Paris 1967)
Smtablets in the collections of the British Museum
Streck AsbM. Streck, Assurbanipal I-III (Vorderasiatische Bibliothek 7, Leipzig 1916)
STTThe Sultantepe Tablets
TBWWTh. Pinches, Texts in the Babylonian wedge-writing, ... Part I: Texts in the Assyrian language only, from the Royal Library at Nineveh (London 188 )
TIMTexts in the Iraq Museum
TRABF. Martin, Textes religieux assyriens et babyloniens, première série (Paris 1903)
VATtablets in the collections of the Staatliche Museen, Berlin
ZAZeitschrift für Assyriologie
ZDMGZeitschrift der Deutschen Morgenländischen Gesellschaft
Zimmern NeujahrfestH. Zimmern, Zum babylonischen Neujahrsfest, Berichte über die Verhandlungen der Sächsischen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften, philologisch-historische Klasse 58/3 (= I, Leipzig 1906); 70/5 (= II, Leipzig 1918)

Other Abbreviations and Symbols

adv.adverb
Aram.Aramaic, Aramean
Babyl.Babylonian
LBLate Babylonian
MAMiddle Assyrian
MBMiddle Babylonian
NANeo-Assyrian
NBNeo-Babylonian
OAOld Assyrian
OakkOld Akkadian
OBOld Babylonian
SBStandard Babylonian
e.edge
obv.obverse
r., rev.reverse
s.(left) side
coll.collated, collation
frg.fragment
MSmanuscript
unpub.unpublished
var.variant
!collation
!!emendation
?uncertain reading
: :. ::cuneiform division marks
*graphic variants (see LAS I p. XX)
0uninscribed space o r nonexistent sign
xbroken or undeciphered sign
( )supplied word or sign
(( ))sign erroneously added by scribe
[[ ]]erasure
[...]minor break (one or two missing words)
[......]major break
...untranslatable word
......untranslatable passage
see also
/(in score transliteration) line boundary
+joined to, (in score transliteration) continuing line

Alasdair Livingstone

Alasdair Livingstone, 'Abbreviations and Symbols', Court Poetry and Literary Miscellanea, SAA 3. Original publication: Helsinki, Helsinki University Press, 1989; online contents: SAAo/SAA03 Project, a sub-project of MOCCI, 2020 [http://oracc.org/saa3abbreviationsandsymbols/]

 
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