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Sumerian word
English description
𒌨
ur
n., dog; carnivorous beast; servant; young man, warrior; enemy (cf., téš) [UR archaic frequency: 114; concatenation of 3 sign variants].
v., to tremble.
adj., humble.
𒀭
an
n., sky, heaven; the god An; grain ear/date cluster ('water' + 'high') [AN archaic frequency: 806].
v., to be high.
adj., high.
prep., in front.
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.

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