An Akkadian-Hittite List of Body Parts (KBo 1.51)

Yoram Cohen*

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This article provides a complete and comprehensive edition, translation and commentary of KBo 1.51 from Hattuša. It identifies the source as an Akkadian-Hittite list of body parts, some of which are clearly of bovidae, and compares it to two tablets of the same nature: BM 29963 and HS 2944. By doing so, it establishes the existence of a hitherto unknown Akkadian scholarly composition. It discusses the nature of this particular list in relationship with the lexical corpora (Hh and Uguĝu) and its role as a functional or instructional text in the world of the diviner. The reconstruction of KBo 1.51 also allows us to reconsider some Hittite words and attribute new meanings to them that are otherwise unattested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-120
Number of pages14
JournalZeitschrift fur Assyriologie und Vorderasiastische Archaeologie
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2023


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