Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Day of Your Mother

This doesn't refer to an ancient celebration of Mother's Day, but rather it was a Sumerian idiom, UD AMAKA, meaning: the day of your death. Watkins, 1995, page 248, compares this to the Hittite line, nu=mu annaš=maš katta arnut, which he translates tentatively as, bring me down for burial with my mother.


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