Akkadian Edit

2 terms

Etymology Edit

Cognate with Arabic تَنَفَّسَ‬‬(tanaffasa‬‬, to breathe) and Biblical Hebrew נָפַשׁ(nɔp̄áš, to breathe).

Pronunciation Edit

Verb Edit

napāšum (G, u, durative inappuš, perfect ittapuš, preterite ippuš, imperative upuš) (Old Akkadian, Old Babylonian)

  1. to breathe (freely), to relax
  2. to be wide, expand, be abundant

Conjugation Edit

Infinitive napāšum
Participle nāpišum
Adjective napšum
Active Durative Preterite Perfect Imperative
1.sg anappuš appuš attapuš luppuš
2.sg m tanappuš tappuš tattapuš upuš
f tanappušī tappušī tattapšī upšī
3.sg inappuš ippuš ittapuš lippuš
1.pl ninappuš nippuš nittapuš i nippuš
2.pl tanappušā tappušā tattapšā upšā
3.pl m inappušū ippušū ittapšū lippušū
f inappušā ippušā ittapšā lippušā
This table gives Old Babylonian inflection. For conjugation in other dialects, see Appendix:Akkadian dialectal conjugation.

Alternative forms Edit

Cuneiform spellings
Logograms Phonetic

References Edit

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