Abbreviations and Symbols

Bibliographical Abbreviations

ADDC. H. W. Johns, Assyrian Deeds and Documents (Cambridge 1898- 1923)
AfOArchiv für Orientforschung
AJSLAmerican Journal of Semitic Languages
ANEobjects in the collections of the British Museum
ARJ. Kohler - A. Ungnad, Assyrische Rechtsurkunden (Leipzig 1913)
Ashtablets in the collections of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
BMtablets in the collections of the British Museum
Butablets in the collections of the British Museum
CISCorpus Inscriptionum Semiticarum
CRRAIRencontre assyriologique internationale, comptes rendus
DTtablets in the collections of the British Museum
Ep. Ar.L. Delaporte, Épigraphes araméens (Paris 1912)
Fales EpigraphsF. M. Fales, Aramaic Epigraphs on Clay Tablets of the Neo-Assyrian Period(Rome 1973)
Hug Alt-aramaische GrammatikV. Hug, Altaramaische Grammatik der Texte des 7. und 6. Jh.s.v. Chr.(Heidelberger Studien zum Alten Orient 4, Heidelberg 1993)
IMtablets in the collections of the Iraq Museum, Baghdad
Ktablets in the collections of the British Museum
Kitablets in the collections of the British Museum
LASS. Parpola, Letters from Assyrian Scholars to the Kings Esarhaddon and Assurbanipal I, II (Alter Orient und Altes Testament 5/1-2, Neukirchen-Vluyn 1970, 1983)
MMtablets in the collections of the Mosul Museum
N.A.B.U.Nouvelles Assyriologiques Breves et Utilitaires
NALKT. Kwasman, Neo-Assyrian Legal Documents in the Kouyunjik Collection of the British Museum (Studia Pohl, Series Maior 14, Rome 1988)
NARGD J. N. Postgate, Neo-Assyrzan Royal Grants and Decrees (Studia Pohl, Series Maior 1, Rome 1969)
NDfield numbers of tablets excavated at Nimrud
Or.Orientalia, Nova Series
PKTA E. Ebeling, Parfümrezepte und kultische Texte aus Assur (Rome 1952)
RH. C. Rawlinson, The Cuneiform Inscriptions of Western Asia (London 1861-1884)
RARevue d'assyriologie
Rmtablets in the collections of the British Museum
SAAState Archives of Assyria
SAABState Archives of Assyria Bulletin
SAASState Archives of Assyria Studies
Smtablets in the collections of the British Museum
Thtablets in the collections of the British Museum
TIMTexts in the Iraq Museum
ZAZeitschrift für Assyriologie

Other Abbreviations and Symbols

rs.(right) side
s.side (i.e. left edge)
?uncertain reading
: :. ::cuneiform division marks
Ivertical word-divider
*graphic variants (see LAS I p. XX)
0uninscribed space or non existent sign
xbroken or undeciphered sign
( )supplied word or sign
(( ))sign erroneously added by scribe
[[ ]]erasure
[...]minor break (one or two missing words)
[......]major break
...untranslatable word
......untranslatable passage
+joined to

Raija Mattila

Raija Mattila, 'Abbreviations and Symbols', Legal Transactions of the Royal Court of Nineveh, Part II: Assurbanipal Through Sin-šarru-iškun, SAA 14. Original publication: Helsinki, Helsinki University Press, 2002; online contents: SAAo/SAA14 Project, a sub-project of MOCCI, 2020 []

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