Bābilim

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Akkadian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

The ancient interpretation by Akkadian speakers of the city name as bāb (gate) +‎ ilim (of god) is likely a folk etymology, later translated into Sumerian and written 𒆍𒀭𒊏𒆠 (ka₂ dig̃ir-raki /kan dig̃irak/, literally gate of god).

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Proper noun[edit]

Bābilim

  1. Babylon

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References[edit]

  • Lieu, Samuel N. C. (2012), “Babylon”, in Places and peoples in Central Asia and in the Graeco-Roman Near East: A multilingual gazetteer compiled for the Serica Project from select Pre-Islamic sources, page 7a
  • Muss-Arnolt, William (1905), “Bābilu”, in A Concise Dictionary of the Assyrian Language, volume I, Berlin: Reuther & Reichard, pages 144–145