TranslingualEdit

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Unicode name CUNEIFORM SIGN AN
Codepoint U+1202D
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SymbolEdit

𒀭

  1. Cuneiform sign AN.

𒀭Cuneiform sumer dingir.jpg

Cuneiform sign AN

  • Borger (2003): 10
  • Borger (1981): 13
  • HZL: 8
  • Unicode: U+1202D 𒀭
phonetic values
  • Sumerian: AN, DINGIR
  • Akkadian: ìl
  • Hittite: an
meanings
  • AN "heaven"
  • DINGIR "deity"
    • as a determiner abbreviated to D, e.g. DEN.LÍL=Enlil
  • AN.BAR "iron"
  • NANNA=AN.NA "tin"
  • KUR AN.TA "upland"
  • AN KI "heaven and earth"
  • AN GE6 "eclipse (of a celestial body)"
evolution
originally a drawing of a star; in Sumerian cuneiform consisting of four crossing wedges, Cuneiform sumer dingir.jpg, in Assyrian cuneiform simplified to Dingir120.jpg.

ReferencesEdit

Wikipedia

  • 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)

AkkadianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Semitic *ʾil- (deity).

NounEdit

𒀭 (ilu‹m›m [DINGIR]

  1. (logogram) god, deity
  2. (rare) priest

𒀭 (ilatu‹m›f [DINGIR]

  1. (logogram) goddess

NounEdit

𒀭 (d) [DINGIR]

  1. god, deity

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Semitic. Cognate with Aramaic ܫܡܝܐ (šmayā), Ugaritic 𐎌𐎎𐎎 (šmm), Arabic سماء (samā’).

NounEdit

𒀭 (šamû) [AN]

  1. (logographic, plural only) sky (Often spelled 𒀭 𒈨𒌍, AN.MEŠ)

Etymology 3Edit

From Sumerian 𒀭 (AN, Anu).

Proper nounEdit

𒀭 (anu‹m›)

  1. (logographic) Anu

ReferencesEdit


SumerianEdit

NounEdit

𒀭 (DINGIR)

  1. deity
  2. god
  3. goddess
Last modified on 12 April 2014, at 18:19