Code of Hammurabi (Long Version)

(1752 BCE)

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Glossary

  • awilu a free person of the upper class
  • barleycorn a unit of currency, often silver, the size of a grain of barley
  • bridewealth amount paid to the parents of a bride by the groom or his family
  • iku, kur, sar, seah-measure, sila ancient measurements of area, weight, or volume for which there are no precise equivalents today
  • la'bum disease a malarial-type fever or a skin disease
  • naditu a priestess who was forbidden to have children
  • River Ordeal truth verification process where a witness,...