Akkadian edit

Etymology edit

From Sumerian 𒌋𒀜 (gir₄ /⁠gir⁠/, oven). Cognate with Arabic جِير (jīr, chalk, lime) and Hebrew גִּיר (gir, chalk, lime).

Noun edit

kīrum f (plural kīrātum) (Old Babylonian, Standard Babylonian, Neo-Babylonian)

  1. oven, kiln (especially for lime and bitumen)
    Synonym: 𒆠𒉈 (kūrum, metal/glass furnace)

Alternative forms edit

Cuneiform spellings
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References edit

  • “kīru”, in The Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago (CAD)[1], Chicago: University of Chicago Oriental Institute, 1956–2011
  • Black, Jeremy, George, Andrew, Postgate, Nicholas (2000) “kīru(m)”, in A Concise Dictionary of Akkadian, 2nd corrected edition, Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag