Akkadian edit

Root
ḫ-m-ṭ
2 terms

Etymology edit

From the verb 𒄩𒈠𒌅𒌝 (ḫamāṭum, to be quick).

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

ḫamṭu (Standard Babylonian)

  1. (Middle Babylonian, Neo-Babylonian) quick, swift, sudden
  2. (Standard Babylonian, grammar) ḫamṭu ("quick (pronunciation)", used in the description of Sumerian verbs to refer to the perfective form)

Alternative forms edit

Cuneiform spellings
Logograms Phonetic
  • 𒄈 (GIR₂) (perfective)

Related terms edit

References edit

  • “ḫamṭu”, in The Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago (CAD)[1], Chicago: University of Chicago Oriental Institute, 1956–2011
  • Black, Jeremy, George, Andrew, Postgate, Nicholas (2000) “ḫamṭu”, in A Concise Dictionary of Akkadian, 2nd corrected edition, Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag