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I was unable to find a cuneiform for Sumerian (Akkadian?) ĝir15 (as in ki-en-ĝir15) in the unicode character database (cuneiform namelist) .. however, according to ePSD, it seems that it has the same cuneiform as eš2.. compare ĝir [NATIVE] and eš [FLOUR] or eš [ROPE], both seem to use U+120A0 "𒂠" character.

Is it an example of homographs, or is the story more complicated?

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Yes, eš2 and gir15 are two "readings" (as one says in Assyriology) of the same sign.

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  • Yes, look at the ePSD site. You have already given the links.
    – fdb
    May 30 '14 at 16:36

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