Last night, I couldn’t figure out mu-du-ú, in line seven. I actually went to bed worrying over it and the suggestion of mūdû came to me sometime before I fell asleep. I think I was confused because I would have expected mūdû to agree with LÚ.MEŠ not only in case, but in number.
This afternoon I went back through Huehnergard’s section on Participles (A Grammar of Akkadian, 20.1) and indeed he does note that “A Participle modifying a plural noun, when the former stands in the bound form before another noun, may be singular.”
Well now, at least, I’m awīlum mūdû awātim annītim. I’ll never make that mistake again.
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