Siglum: SESP.U 31  Script: Thamudic B

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h rḍw hb l- yd -n nt{n} m ḫṭb

O Rḍw give into our hand {as a gift} what has been requested

The word yd could also be interpreted as a dual *yaday. Nt{n} would be a noun cognate with North-West Semitic "to give" functioning as an adverb of specification. Ḫṭb would be a passive of the suffix conjugation of the verb ḫṭb, compare Classical Arabic ḫaṭaba "to demand, request".

Initial prayer Deity

Country: Syria
Region: Al-Suweidah
Site: Unnamed
Site number: 1
Present Location: In situ
Find date: 1995
Field collector: SESP team
Survey: Safaitic Epigraphic Survey Programme (SESP)
Notes: At 21.3 km east of Rushayda and at 7.5 km west of Biʾr al-Ruṣayʿī, the Rushaydah-Zalaf road crosses a small tributary of Wādī al-Shām called by the local Bedouins Umm al-Ǧathādir (its confluence with Wādī al-Shhām is 1.5 km to the north-east). SESP.U is 350 m north of the point at which the road crosses the tributary, on the right bank of the wadi which slopes steeply and is between 10 and 15 m high. On the lower bank of the tributary wādī below site SESP.U. This is site J in Macdonald, Al Muʾazzin & Nehmé 1996.

Macdonald, M.C.A., Al Muʾazzin, M. & Nehmé, L. Les inscriptions safaïtiques de Syrie, cent quarante ans après leur découverte. Comptes rendus des séances de l'Académie des Inscriptions & Belles-Lettres 1996: 435-494.

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