Arabian Epigraphic Notes

An Open Access Online Journal on Arabian Epigraphy.

Remarks on the etymon trḥ in the Safaitic inscriptions


This paper discusses four new Safaitic inscriptions from Jordan. Two of the funerary inscriptions shed light on the enigmatic grieving term trḥ, which could have both a passive meaning “perished” (lit. grieved for) and an active meaning “grieving intensely”.


Ancient North Arabian Funerary Inscriptions Safaitic