Akkadian edit

𒀀𒀊𒁀 (tiāmtum)

Etymology edit

From Proto-Semitic *tihām-at- (sea). Cognate with Arabic تِهَامَة(tihāma) and Biblical Hebrew תְּהוֹם(təhóm).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

tiāmtum f (plural tiāmātum) (from Old Akkadian on)

  1. sea, ocean
  2. lake
  3. (mythology) a mythological or deified locality
  4. Tiamat

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References edit

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