Cognate with Eblaite 𒅤𒌈 (pu₃-tum /butum, budum/, “shoulders, the totality of the region between the two”), and compare also Arabic بَدَن (badan, “torso”).
būdum f (construct state būd or būdi, dual būdān) (Old Akkadian, Babylonian)
- shoulder (region between shoulders including the neck of both humans and animals)
- Synonym: (of animals) imittum
- “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.