§ 194

Law § 194 of Hammurabi's Code

Translation
If a man gave his child to a wet-nurse and that child has died in the care of the wetnurse, (and) the wet-nurse has attached/contracted another child without the knowledge of its father or mother, she will be convicted and, because she attached/contracted another child without the knowledge of its father or mother, her breast will be cut off.
Law Group

Cuneiform

Law § 194 - Cuneiform - Law Code of Hammurabi

Source: Bergmann (1953, p. 26, col. R XVII, lns. 23–40)

Transliteration

šum-ma a-wi-lum DUMU-šu a-na mu-še-ni-iq-tim id-di-in-ma DUMU šu-ú i-n[a] qá-at mu-še-ni-iq-tim im-tu-ut mu-še-ni-iq-tum ba-lum a-bi-šu ù um-mi-šu DUMU ša-ni-a-am-ma ir-ta-ka-ás ú-ka-an-nu-ši-ma aš-šum ba-lum a-bi-[š]u ù um-mi-š[u] DUMU ša-ni-a-am ir-ku-[s]u tulâ(UBUR)-ša i-na-ak-ki-su

Source: Huehnergard (2011, p. 305)

Normalization

šumma awīlum mār(ā)šu ana mušēniqtim iddim-ma mārum šū in[a] qāt mušēniqtim imtūt mušēniqtum balum abīšu u ummīšu māram šaniam-ma irtakas, ukannūšī-ma aššum balum abī[š]u u ummīš[u] māram šaniam irku[s]u, tulâša inakkisū.

Source: Huehnergard (2013, p. 73)

Translation

If a man gave his child to a wet-nurse and that child has died in the care of the wetnurse, (and) the wet-nurse has attached/contracted another child without the knowledge of its father or mother, she will be convicted and, because she attached/contracted another child without the knowledge of its father or mother, her breast will be cut off.

Source: Huehnergard (2013, p. 73)

Citation

Dedović, B. "§ 194 - eHammurabi." OMNIKA Foundation, 5 Nov. 2023, ehlaw.org/law/194. [Accessed 13 Apr. 2024]

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Dedović, B. (2023, November 5). § 194 - eHammurabi. OMNIKA Foundation. https://ehlaw.org/law/194

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Dedović, Boban. "§ 194 - eHammurabi." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation. Created November 5, 2023. Modified March 30, 2024. Accessed April 13, 2024. https://ehlaw.org/law/194.

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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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