Mi (cuneiform)
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Mi Cuneiform


Amarna letter EA 364-(Obverse), Ayyab to Pharaoh, "Justified War".[1]
Sign mi, 4th sign, line 10.
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The cuneiform mi, (also ) sign is a distinctive sign in the wedge-stroke C+B-Persia-Cuneiform10.PNG group, and is used as a syllabic for mi, me, and an alphabetic for m, i, or e; it is also a sumerogram (capital letter (majuscule)) for MI, used for Akkadian language, "mu",[2]night. MI, in the Epic of Gilgamesh, is used in (Chapters) Tablets I, II, III, and XII as either MI, or MI.ME?, a total of six times; other spellings of mu in other sections are alphabetic/syllabic, four times.[3]

C+B-Persia-Cuneiform10.PNGB215ellst.png
The sign can be found in the Epic of Gilgamesh and the mid-14th century BC Amarna letters. The signs usage in the Epic is as follows: -(1 time), mi-(126), MI-(9).[4]

Partial list of signs beginning with wedge (u)

Partial list of signs beginning with (wedge)-u, from the Epic of Gilgamesh (Parpola, 1971), and the Amarna letters:

  • Cuneiform-u--Sign No. 1---C+B-Persia-Cuneiform10.PNG-(conjunction use, and "10"; occasionally for u)
  • Cuneiform-AMAR, ?ur, zur--Sign No. 2---Cuneiform UL.png; sumerogram: See!-(AMAR) (Akkadian, "am?ru")-(Note: minus the vertical stroke)
  • Cuneiform-di--Sign No. 3---C+B-Babylonia-CuneiformImage15.PNG
  • Cuneiform-ki--Sign No. 4---C+B-Assyria-CuneiformImage5.PNG
  • Cuneiform-mi--Sign No. 5---C+B-Persia-Cuneiform10.PNGB215ellst.png
  • Cuneiform-?i, lim, or IGI ("in 'face' of", "before" sumerogram)--Sign No. 6---Abdi-Ashirta written in cuneiform.PNG--(Abdi-Ashirta), Abdi-A-?i-iR-Ta, (wedge-sign, 4th sign)
  • Cuneiform-u--Sign No. u-1---C+B-Persia-Cuneiform10.PNG
  • Cuneiform-ú--Sign No. u-2---E-bitu Cuneiform.svg-(approximate: only 3 verticals for ú, (the common alphabetic u))
  • Cuneiform-Ù-(u-3)--Sign No. 7---C+B-Assyria-CuneiformImage5.PNG
    • (With an added horizontal, B001ellst.png, after the left vertical)

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References

  1. ^ Moran, William L. 1987, 1992. The Amarna Letters. EA 365, Justified War, p. 362.
  2. ^ Parpola, 197l. The Standard Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh, Glossary, pp. 119-145, mu, p. 133.
  3. ^ Parpola, 197l. The Standard Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh, Glossary, pp. 119-145, mu, p. 133.
  4. ^ Parpola, 197l. The Standard Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh, Sign List, pp. 155-165, no. 427, p. 163.
  • Moran, William L. 1987, 1992. The Amarna Letters. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987, 1992. 393 pages.(softcover, ISBN 0-8018-6715-0)
  • Parpola, 197l. The Standard Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh, Parpola, Simo, Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project, c 1997, Tablet I thru Tablet XII, Index of Names, Sign List, and Glossary-(pp. 119-145), 165 pages.


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