Akkadian edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Semitic *layl- (night). Cognate with Arabicلَيْل(layl, nighttime) and Biblical Hebrewלַיִל(láyil, night).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

līlum m (plural līlū) (Old Babylonian)

  1. evening, night
    Synonyms: 𒆥𒋝 (līliātum), 𒈪 (mūšum), 𒈪 (mušītum)
    Antonym: 𒌓 (ūmum)
Cuneiform spellings
Phonetic

Derived terms edit

References edit

  • līlu”, 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), “līlum”, in A Concise Dictionary of Akkadian, 2nd corrected edition, Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag