|Alternative forms of|
|𒀭𒋀𒈾 (dŠEŠna, dnannana, dnan₂-na)|
Probably a pre-Sumerian substrate word. Originally spelt 𒀭𒋀𒈾 (/dŠEŠna/), with the last sign just being a phonetic complement. An r-Auslaut has been proposed on the basis of the poetic Akkadian term 𒀭𒋀𒆠 (nannārum, “luminary, light”), an epithet of 𒀭𒂗𒍪 (Sîn) (the Akkadian moon god) or 𒌋𒁯 (Ištar), but no inner-Sumerian evidence exists to support this hypothesis.
𒀭𒋀𒆠 • (dŠEŠ.KI, dnanna, dnannar /Nanna/)
- “𒀭𒋀𒆠 (Nanna)” in ePSD2
- “𒀭𒋀𒆠 (dnanna(r))” in Daniel A. Foxvog, Elementary Sumerian Glossary, 2016
- Hayes, John L. (1990) A Manual of Sumerian Grammar and Texts, California: Undena Publications