Arabian Epigraphic Notes

An Open Access Online Journal on Arabian Epigraphy.

Prepositional Phrases in the Dadanitic Inscriptions


This article is concerned with the use and meaning of ten different prepositions attested in the corpus of Dadanitic inscriptions. Compared with previous overviews of the prepositional system, the article provides a more complete picture of the various semantic functions exhibited by these prepositions. It also discusses the impact of formulaic language on the semantic scope of individual preposition as well as instances where different prepositions have the same semantic function. It also compares the use of these prepositions with cognates in other ancient North-Arabian corpora. In addition to this, it contains some new interpretations and translations.


Ancient North Arabian Dadanitic Prepositions