§ 127

Law § 127 of Hammurabi's Code

Translation
If a man pointed a finger at an entum-priestess or a man’s wife and has not convicted (her), that man will be beaten in the presence of the judges; and half his hair will be shaved.
Law Group

Cuneiform

Law § 127 - Cuneiform - Law Code of Hammurabi

Source: Bergmann (1953, p. 15, col. R V, lns. 25–34)

Transliteration

šum-ma a-wi-lum e-li NIN.DINGIR ù aš-ša-at a-wi-lim ú-ba-nam ú-ša-at-ri-iṣ-ma la uk-ti-in a-wi-lam šu-a-ti ma-ḫar da-a-a-ni i-na-AD-DU-ú-šu ù mu-ut-ta-sú ú-gal-la-bu

Source: Huehnergard (2011, p. 305)

Normalization

šumma awīlum eli entim ū aššat awīlim ubānam ušatriṣ-ma lā uktīn, awīlam šuāti maḫar dayyānī inaṭṭûšu; u muttassu ugallabū.

Source: Huehnergard (2013, p. 73)

Translation

If a man pointed a finger at an entum-priestess or a man’s wife and has not convicted (her), that man will be beaten in the presence of the judges; and half his hair will be shaved.

Source: Huehnergard (2013, p. 73)

GrammarSnifferSM

Akkadian Words in Law § 127

šumma (conditional Particle) "if; whether"

awīlum (Noun form) Masculine Singular Nominative of awīlu "man"

eli (Preposition) "against, on; more than"

entim (Noun form) Feminine Singular Genitive of entu "high priestess"

awīlim (Noun form) Masculine Singular Genitive of awīlu "man"

Citation

Dedović, B. "§ 127 - eHammurabi." OMNIKA Foundation, 1 Nov. 2023, ehlaw.org/law/127. [Accessed 13 Apr. 2024]

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Dedović, B. (2023, November 1). § 127 - eHammurabi. OMNIKA Foundation. https://ehlaw.org/law/127

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Dedović, Boban. "§ 127 - eHammurabi." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation. Created November 1, 2023. Modified March 28, 2024. Accessed April 13, 2024. https://ehlaw.org/law/127.

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Bibliography

Abulhab, Saad D. The Law Code of Hammurabi: Transliterated and Literally Translated from its Early Classical Arabic Language. New York, NY: Blautopf, 2017.

ACH

Bergmann, Eugen. Codex Ḫammurabi: Textus Primigenius. Rome, Italy: Pontificium Institutum Biblicum, 1953.

CHTP

Huehnergard, John. A Grammar of Akkadian (Third Edition). Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2011.

HAG3

Huehnergard, John. Key to a Grammar of Akkadian (Third Edition). Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2013.

HKEY3

OMNIKA Foundation Contributors. "OMNIKA: Digital Mythology Library & Search Engine." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation, accessed November 14, 2023. https://omnika.org. [Visit]

Richardson, Mervyn E.J. Hammurabi's Laws: Text, Translation and Glossary. New York, NY: T & T Clark International, 2004.

RHL

Sound of Text Contributors. "Sound of Text: AI Text-to-Speech." Accessed November 14, 2023. https://soundoftext.app. [Visit]

SoT

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