Akkadian edit

Root
n-p-š
2 terms

Etymology edit

From Proto-Semitic *napš- (life, breath). Cognate with Arabicنَفْس(nafs) and Biblical Hebrewנֶפֶשׁ(nɛ́p̄ɛš).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

napištum f (construct state napišti or napšat, pronominal state napišta, plural napšātum) (from Old Akkadian on)

  1. throat
    Synonyms: kišādum, ḫurḫudum
  2. life, vigour, good health, livelihood
  3. self, body, person, somebody
  4. personnel

Alternative forms edit

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References edit

  • napištu”, in The Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago (CAD), volume 11, N, part 1, Chicago: University of Chicago Oriental Institute, 1980