𒄩

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𒄩 U+12129, 𒄩
CUNEIFORM SIGN HA
𒄨
[U+12128]
Cuneiform 𒄪
[U+1212A]

Akkadian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Sumerian. Otherwise from Proto-Semitic *nūn- (fish), or a loanword into semitic languages; not proto-semitic. Cognates found in Hebrew נוּן(nūn) and Aramaic נונא(nūnā).

Noun[edit]

𒄩 (nūnu) [KU6]

  1. fish

Hittite[edit]

𒄩
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Etymology[edit]

An Akkadogram, possibly for 𒈦𒄷𒌋𒉿𒄿𒀀𒀸 (parḫūwayas).

Noun[edit]

𒄩 (KU6)

  1. fish? (an animal whose meat was dried and eaten)

Sumerian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A term found in the alleged Euphratic substrate theory, which connects it to Proto-Indo-European *dʰǵʰu- (fish). This word in particular is not of atypical syllable structure for being native Sumerian, which is the main sign indicating a potential borrowing into the language. Concurring with the opinion of Pennsylvania State University's Dr. Rubio, the borrowing from multiple languages rather than a specific substratum is now the predominant viewpoint in the field.

Noun[edit]

𒄩 (kud) [KU6]

  1. fish

References[edit]

  • kud”, in The Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary, University of Pennsylvania, 2006
  • Whittaker, Gordon (2008) , “The Case for Euphratic”, in Bulletin of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences[1], volume 2, issue 3, pages 156–168.