§ 55

Law § 55 of Hammurabi's Code

Translation
If a man opened his off-take for irrigation, (but) was negligent and flooded his neighbor’s field with water (lit., caused his neighbor’s field to carry water, or, sent water onto ...), he will measure out grain in accord with his neighbor(s).

Cuneiform

Law § 55 - Cuneiform - Law Code of Hammurabi

Source: Bergmann (1953, p. 11, col. XV, lns. 31–38)

Transliteration

šum-ma a-wi-lum a-tap-pa-šu a-na ši-qí-tim ip-te a-aḫ-šu id-di-ma A.ŠÀ i-te-šu me-e uš-ta-bíl ŠE ki-ma i-te-šu i-ma-ad-da-ad

Source: Huehnergard (2011, p. 317)

Normalization

šumma awīlum atappašu ana šiqītim ipte aḫšu iddī-ma eqel itêšu mê uštābil, âm kīma itêšu imaddad.

Source: Huehnergard (2013, p. 77)

Translation

If a man opened his off-take for irrigation, (but) was negligent and flooded his neighbor’s field with water (lit., caused his neighbor’s field to carry water, or, sent water onto ...), he will measure out grain in accord with his neighbor(s).

Source: Huehnergard (2013, p. 77)

Citation

Dedović, B. "§ 55 - eHammurabi." OMNIKA Foundation, 27 Oct. 2023, ehlaw.org/law/55. [Accessed 13 Apr. 2024]

MLA 9

Dedović, B. (2023, October 27). § 55 - eHammurabi. OMNIKA Foundation. https://ehlaw.org/law/55

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Dedović, Boban. "§ 55 - eHammurabi." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation. Created October 27, 2023. Modified March 27, 2024. Accessed April 13, 2024. https://ehlaw.org/law/55.

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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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