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|Unicode name||CUNEIFORM SIGN SAG|
- Cuneiform sign SAG
Usage notes 
- dictionary notes
- Borger (2003): 184
- Borger (1981): 115
- HZL: 192
- phonetic values
- Sumerian: SAG, SUR14
- Akkadian: šag, šak, šaq, riš
- Hittite: —
- sign evolution
- 1. the pictogram as it was drawn around 3000 BC;
- 2. the rotated pictogram as written around 2800 BC;
- 3. the abstracted glyph in archaic monumental inscriptions, from ca. 2600 BC;
- 4. the sign as written in clay, contemporary to stage 3;
- 5. late 3rd millennium (Neo-Sumerian);
- 6. Old Assyrian, early 2nd millennium, as adopted into Hittite;
- 7. simplified sign as written by Assyrian scribes in the early 1st millennium.
- R. Borger, Assyrisch-Babylonische Zeichenliste, 2nd ed., Neukirchen-Vluyn (1981)
- R. Borger, Mesopotamisches Zeichenlexikon, Münster (2003).
- Chr. Rüster, E. Neu, Hethitisches Zeichenlexikon (HZL), Wiesbaden (1989)
From Proto-Semitic *raʾš-.
𒊕 (rēšu, qaqqadu) [SAG]
Derived terms 
- SAG(.KAL) "first one"
- (LÚ.)SAG a palace official
- ZARAḪ=SAG.PA.LAGAB "lamentation, unrest"
- SAG.DUL a headgear
- SAG.KI "front, face, brow"