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𒊺
še
n., barley; grain; a small length measure, barleycorn = 1/6 finger = 1/30 cubit = 1.67 centimeter in Presarg.-OB period; as a surface area measure = 432 square linear barleycorns = 12 square fingers; as a volume measure = 1/180 gín = 1/3 gín-tur = 1 2/3 sìla = 360 cubic fingers = 1/10800 sar = approx. 1.667 liters; 1/180 of a gín or shekel of silver = ca. 0.0463 grams (cf., še-ga/ge) [ŠE archaic frequency: 639; concatenates 3 sign variants].
demonstrative affix, may indicate 'there' within the view of the speaker.
𒉭
nunuz, nunus
egg(s); offspring; female (reduplicated nuz, 'egg') [NUNUZ archaic frequency: 134; concatenation of 5 sign variants].
𒈬
mu
n., name; word; year; line on a tablet, entry; oath (cf., ĝu10) [MU archaic frequency: 99].
v., to name, speak (cf., mug).
prep., because.
conjugation prefix, suggests involvement by speaker, used especially before dative infixes, preferred for animate and agentive subjects.

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