𒅗

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𒅗 U+12157, 𒅗
CUNEIFORM SIGN KA
𒅖
[U+12156]
Cuneiform 𒅘
[U+12158]

Translingual[edit]

Symbol[edit]

𒅗 Cuneiform sign KA

  • Borger (2003): 24
  • Borger (1981):
  • HZL: 133
phonetic values
  • Sumerian: KA
  • Akkadian: ka
  • Hittite:
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References[edit]

  • R. Borger, Assyrisch-Babylonische Zeichenliste, 2nd ed., Neukirchen-Vluyn (1981)
  • R. Borger, Mesopotamisches Zeichenlexikon, Münster (2003).
  • Chr. Rüster, E. Neu, Hethitisches Zeichenlexikon (HZL), Wiesbaden (1989)

Akkadian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *pay-, compare Aramaic ܦܘܡܐ‎, Ugaritic 𐎔 (p).

Noun[edit]

𒅗 (KA //)

  1. mouth

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *hawata-/*ʔaw-, from Proto-Afroasiatic *ʔiw- (to call out, to cry, to clamor), cognate with Arabic هَوْتَ(hawta)/هَيْتَ(hayta, come here, I beckon you) and Egyptian jw (to complain, to speak against wrongdoing).

Noun[edit]

𒅗 (INIM /awātu/)

  1. word
  2. matter, affair

Etymology 3[edit]

Of uncertain etymology, not a Sumerian loan, being derived from another substratum or more likely a Semitic root that was more productive in East Semitic; possible connections to Arabic قَوَّهُ(qawwahu, to shriek, scream, yell, cry out, shout) and Arabic قَبَّ(qabba, to raise a clamor, to make a confusion of cries, to shout, to make a noise or utter a sound; to audibly gnash teeth, to grumble, to bray).

Verb[edit]

𒅗 (DU11 /qabû/)

  1. to speak

Etymology 4[edit]

From Proto-Semitic *šinn-; cognate with Arabic سِنّ(sinn, tooth, tusk, fang), Aramaic שנא(šinā’), Ge'ez ስንን (sənn), Hebrew שֵׁן(shén), Eblaite 𒋛𒉡𒌝 (si-nu-um /šinnum/), and Ugaritic 𐎌𐎐 (šn). Doublet of 𒍝𒄢.

Noun[edit]

𒅗 ( /šinnum/)

  1. ivory, tusk

References[edit]