Akkadian Edit

Etymology Edit

Cognate with Eblaite 𒅤𒌈 (pu₃-tum /⁠butum, budum⁠/, shoulders, the totality of the region between the two), and compare also Arabic بَدَن(badan, torso).

Pronunciation Edit

Noun Edit

būdum f (construct state būd or būdi, dual būdān) (Old Akkadian, Babylonian)

  1. shoulder (region between shoulders including the neck of both humans and animals)
    Synonym: (of animals) imittum

Alternative forms Edit

Cuneiform spellings
Logograms Phonetic
  • 𒋞 (MURGU, MUR₇)

See also Edit

  • 𒇿 (pagrum, body)

References Edit

  • būdum”, in The Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago (CAD), Chicago: University of Chicago Oriental Institute, 1956–2011
  • Huehnergard, John (2011) A Grammar of Akkadian (Harvard Semitic Studies; 45), 3rd edition, Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns
  • Agmon, Noam & Bloch, Yigal. (2013). Statistics of Language Morphology Change: From Biconsonantal Hunters to Triconsonantal Farmers.