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Pre-Islamic Period Inscriptions

Safaitic (9)

(9) نقش صفوي

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40cm x 20cm x 15cm
NMSA Object #850

Transcription
L'qadam bin Lamo w hadafa hal lat slm

Proposed Translation
The person asking favor from the deity E'lat

Discussion
The message asks a favor from the deity E'lat. "E'lat" is the ancient name of a god in northern Arabia. The person is asking to be "salam" (meaning "alright," "good," or "at peace").

حجر عليه كتابة صفوية كتب بطريقة النقر وبخط غائر من اليمين إلى اليسار وبطريقة حلزونية

النص
ل ق د م ب ن ل م و و ح د ف هـ ل ت س ل م

القراءة
لقدم بن لمو وحدف هـ لات سلم

 
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