§ 184

Law § 184 of Hammurabi's Code

Translation
If a man did not give a dowry to his daughter, a junior wife, and did not give her to a husband, after the father has passed on, her brothers will give her a dowry corresponding to the value of the paternal estate, and give her to a husband.
Law Group

Cuneiform

Law § 184 - Cuneiform - Law Code of Hammurabi

Source: Bergmann (1953, p. 25, col. R XVI, lns. 15–30)

Transliteration

šum-ma a-wi-lum a-na DUMU.MUNUS-šu šu-gi4-tim še-ri-ik-tam la iš-ru-uk-šim a-na mu-tim la id-di-iš-ši wa-ar-ka a-bu-um a-na ši-im-tim it-ta-al-ku aḫ-ḫu-ša ki-ma e-mu-uq É A.BA še-ri-ik-tam i-šar-ra-ku-ši-im-ma a-na mu-tim i-na-ad-di-nu-ši

Source: Huehnergard (2011, p. 292)

Normalization

šumma awīlum ana mārtīšu šugītim šeriktam lā išrukšim ana mutim lā iddišši, warka abum ana šīmtim ittalku aḫḫūša kīma emūq bīt abim šeriktam išarrakūšim-ma ana mutim inaddinūši.

Source: Huehnergard (2013, p. 69)

Translation

If a man did not give a dowry to his daughter, a junior wife, and did not give her to a husband, after the father has passed on, her brothers will give her a dowry corresponding to the value of the paternal estate, and give her to a husband.

Source: Huehnergard (2013, p. 69)

GrammarSnifferSM

Akkadian Words in Law § 184

šumma (conditional Particle) "if; whether"

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

šugītim (Noun form) Feminine Singular Genitive of šugītu "priestess"

Citation

Dedović, B. "§ 184 - eHammurabi." OMNIKA Foundation, 4 Nov. 2023, ehlaw.org/law/184. [Accessed 19 Apr. 2024]

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Dedović, B. (2023, November 4). § 184 - eHammurabi. OMNIKA Foundation. https://ehlaw.org/law/184

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Dedović, Boban. "§ 184 - eHammurabi." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation. Created November 4, 2023. Modified March 30, 2024. Accessed April 19, 2024. https://ehlaw.org/law/184.

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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]

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