Akkadian edit

Etymology edit

From 𒂍 (bīt, house) +‎ 𒁾𒁀 (ṭuppim, of the tablet), literally tablet house. Compare Biblical Hebrew בַּיִת (báyiṯ, house; school) and Mishnaic Hebrew בֵּית סֵפֶר (beṯ séfɛr, school, literally book house). Compare the formation Persian دبستان (dabestân).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

bīt ṭuppim m (plural bīt ṭuppātim) (Old Babylonian, Mari, Boghazkeui, Middle Assyrian, Standard Babylonian, Neo-Assyrian, Neo-Babylonian)

  1. school
  2. archive room

Alternative forms edit

Cuneiform spellings
Logograms Mixed

Related terms edit

References edit

  • “ṭuppu A in bīt ṭuppi”, in The Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago (CAD)[1], volume 19, Ṭ, Chicago: University of Chicago Oriental Institute, 2006, page 149