Akkadian Edit

Etymology Edit


Pronunciation Edit

Noun Edit

nagbum m (construct state nagab, plural nagbū) (Old Akkadian, Babylonian, Neo-Assyrian)

  1. underground water
  2. spring, fountain, source, headwaters (of a river)
  3. totality, entirety, the whole
  4. the totality of knowledge
    𒃻 𒅘𒁀 𒄿𒈬𒊒
    ša₂ nag-ba i-mu-ru
    /ša nagba īmuru/
    he who has seen everything
    (literally, “he who has seen the totality of knowledge”)
    (Epic of Gilgamesh, I, 1)

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References Edit

  • nagbu A”, in The Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago (CAD), Chicago: University of Chicago Oriental Institute, 1956–2011