Akkadian Edit

1 term

Etymology Edit

From Proto-Semitic *naśaʔ- (to raise, lift). Cognate with Arabic نَشَأَ(našaʔa) and Biblical Hebrew נָשָׂא(nɔśɔʾ, to lift, carry).

Pronunciation Edit

Verb Edit

našûm (G, i, durative inašši, perfect ittaši, preterite išši, imperative iši) (Old Akkadian, Assyrian)

  1.  to lift up, raise
  2. to carry, bear, support
  3. to transport, deliver
  4. to take, accept, receive

Conjugation Edit

Infinitive našûm
Participle nāšûm
Adjective našûm
Active Durative Preterite Perfect Imperative
1.sg anašši anši attaši lunši
2.sg m tanašši tanši tattaši niši
f tanaššî tanšî tattašî nišî
3.sg inašši inši ittaši linši
1.pl ninašši ninši nittaši i ninši
2.pl tanaššiā tanšiā tattašiā nišiā
3.pl m inaššû inšû ittašû linšû
f inaššiā inšiā ittašiā linšiā
This table gives Old Babylonian inflection. For conjugation in other dialects, see Appendix:Akkadian dialectal conjugation.

Alternative forms Edit

Cuneiform spellings
Logograms Phonetic
  • 𒅍 (IL₂)
  • 𒄑 (GIŠ) (Neo-Babylonian)
  • 𒄕 (GUR₁₇, GIŠ-tenû) (Neo-Babylonian)

Derived terms Edit

References Edit

  • našû A”, 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), “našû(m) II”, in A Concise Dictionary of Akkadian, 2nd corrected edition, Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag