Thamudic Inscriptions from Wādī Samarmada

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This research is an analytical study of eleven thamudic inscriptions found in Samarmada valley at the al-Jafr region in south Jordan. These inscriptions have been presented here in transcription, and facsimile together with a discussion of a number of points which have been arisen from their study. The study aims at analyzing the inscriptions, meanings and structure of the words and the proper nouns contained therein

Thamudic Inscriptions from Wādī Samarmada

in Arabica




Gerald L. HardingAn Index and Concordance of Pre-Islamic Arabian Names and InscriptionsTorontoUniversity of Toronto1971 p. 163; Sulaymān al-Ḏiyyāb Nuqūš ṯamūdiyya min al-Mamlaka l-ʿarabiyya l-saʿūdiyya Riyad King Fahd National Library Publication 1999 p. 81 82 86.


Frederich V. Winnett G.L. HardingInscriptions from Fifty Safaitic CairnsTorontoUniversity of Toronto Press1978# 72 277; Ḥarāḥšah Nuqūš ṣafāʾiyya # 361.


See: HardingIndex p. 63.


Ibn DuraydIštiqāq p. 514.


Al- SaʿīdDie Personennamen p. 117.


Ibn DuraydIštiqāq p. 455 498.


Frederick V. WinnettSafaitic inscriptions from JordanTorontoUniversity of Toronto Press1957# 923; Winnett and Harding Inscriptions #1047.


Ibn Duraydal-Ištiqāq p. 271.


LittmannSafaitic p. 305.


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    Transcription: ltm bn qtbn

    Translation: By Taim son of Qatabān
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    Transcription: lndrb bn qtbn

    Translation: By Nadrab son of Qatabān
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    Transcription: lḏʾb bn ḫnzr

    Translation: By Ḏeʾeb son of Ḫanzir
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    Transcription: lġsn bn rb bn rḫʾl

    Translation: By Ġassān son of Rab son of Raḫel
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    Transcription: lʾl bn mrʾlh bn krzn

    Translation: By El son of Mara⁠ʾllāh son of Karzan
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    Transcription: lḫs bn ḫrbt

    Translation: By Ḫas son of Ḫurbat
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    Transcription: lzyt bn sʿd bn ʿbd

    Translation: By Zayyat son of Saʿd son of ʿbd
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    Transcription: lsbl bn ʿwḏ bn ḫzr

    Translation: By Sabal son of ʿAwḏ son of Ḫāzar
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    Transcription: lʾğlḥ bn ḥrm bn ʾğlḥ

    Translation: Ağlaḥ son of Ḥarem son of Ağlaḥ
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    Transcription: lktmt bn wqb

    Translation: By Kutmat son of Waqab
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    Transcription: lmʿn bn wdʿ

    Translation: By Maʿen son of Wadyʿ

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