Akkadian Edit

Etymology Edit

Considered from a Proto-Semitic form *miʕay- (intestine, tharm) or closely similar to it.

Pronunciation Edit

Noun Edit

amūtum f (plural amuwātum) (Old Akkadian, Old Babylonian)

  1. (extispicy) liver (of a sacrificial sheep, examined by the haruspex)
    Synonym: (used in parallelism with 𒊮 (libbum)) 𒅗𒁁𒌈 (kabattum)
  2. (extispicy) (liver) omen (findings on a sheep's liver)

Alternative forms Edit

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References Edit

  • amūtu A”, in The Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago (CAD), volume 1, A, part 2, Chicago: University of Chicago Oriental Institute, 1968
  • Black, Jeremy; George, Andrew; Postgate, Nicholas (2000), “amūtu(m) II”, in A Concise Dictionary of Akkadian, 2nd corrected edition, Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag