bēltum

AkkadianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Semitic *baʕlat- (lady). Equivalent to 𒂗 (bēlum, lord) +‎ -𒌈 (-tum, feminine suffix). Compare Arabic بَعْلَة(baʿla) and Biblical Hebrew בַּעֲלָה(baʕălɔ́).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bēltum f (construct state bēlet, plural bēlētum, masculine bēlum) (from Old Akkadian on)

  1. lady, mistress
  2. female owner

Alternative formsEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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