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The cuneiform terms for sport introduce these studies on a variety of topics dealing with Akkadian and Sumerian lexicography. Other essays include an exploration of a cuneiform description of a volcanic eruption, the Assyrian words pâtu (blowy), pâţu (brim), miţpânu (longbow), talîmu (full brother), budulxu (bdellium), zâzu (halve), marçu (sick and arduous), xamâdu (to help), napšu (lust), and kamâsu, kanâšu, and qamâçu. Semitic and Classical descriptions of naphtha and asphalt, and a study of the cuneiform name of the home of ‘Omar Khayyâm are included. Sumerian lexicography is not neglected, with explorations of nimur (salt, smoke, salt-swamp), and azalak (fuller).
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-047-1
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 115
Publication Date: Feb 6,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 80
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-047-1
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Collected essays on cuneiform studies by Paul Haupt constitute this fascinating little booklet. The cuneiform terms for sport introduce these studies on a variety of topics dealing with Akkadian and Sumerian lexicography. Other essays include an exploration of a cuneiform description of a volcanic eruption, the Assyrian words pâtu (blowy), pâţu (brim), miţpânu (longbow), talîmu (full brother), budulxu (bdellium), zâzu (halve), marçu (sick and arduous), xamâdu (to help), napšu (lust), and kamâsu, kanâšu, and qamâçu. Semitic and Classical descriptions of naphtha and asphalt, and a study of the cuneiform name of the home of ‘Omar Khayyâm are included. Sumerian lexicography is not neglected, with explorations of nimur (salt, smoke, salt-swamp), and azalak (fuller). A virtual cornucopia of language studies for the linguist who has an interest in the early stages of understanding of Mesopotamian languages, this book reproduces some of Haupt’s less accessible works.

Paul Haupt (1858-1926) was a renowned biblical scholar and Assyriologist. He wrote works on many of the books of the Jewish Scriptures and matters of Semitic linguistic import. He received his doctorate degree in Semitic Languages from the University of Leipzig. He taught at the University of Göttingen and Johns Hopkins University and was a founder of Beiträge zur Assyriologie and also became coeditor with Friedrich Delitzsch of the Beiträge zur Assyriologie und semitischen Sprachwissenschaft. Professionally active, he served as President of both the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Oriental Society.

Collected essays on cuneiform studies by Paul Haupt constitute this fascinating little booklet. The cuneiform terms for sport introduce these studies on a variety of topics dealing with Akkadian and Sumerian lexicography. Other essays include an exploration of a cuneiform description of a volcanic eruption, the Assyrian words pâtu (blowy), pâţu (brim), miţpânu (longbow), talîmu (full brother), budulxu (bdellium), zâzu (halve), marçu (sick and arduous), xamâdu (to help), napšu (lust), and kamâsu, kanâšu, and qamâçu. Semitic and Classical descriptions of naphtha and asphalt, and a study of the cuneiform name of the home of ‘Omar Khayyâm are included. Sumerian lexicography is not neglected, with explorations of nimur (salt, smoke, salt-swamp), and azalak (fuller). A virtual cornucopia of language studies for the linguist who has an interest in the early stages of understanding of Mesopotamian languages, this book reproduces some of Haupt’s less accessible works.

Paul Haupt (1858-1926) was a renowned biblical scholar and Assyriologist. He wrote works on many of the books of the Jewish Scriptures and matters of Semitic linguistic import. He received his doctorate degree in Semitic Languages from the University of Leipzig. He taught at the University of Göttingen and Johns Hopkins University and was a founder of Beiträge zur Assyriologie and also became coeditor with Friedrich Delitzsch of the Beiträge zur Assyriologie und semitischen Sprachwissenschaft. Professionally active, he served as President of both the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Oriental Society.

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Paul Haupt

1858-1926

  • The Cuneiform Terms for Sport (page 5)
  • A Cuneiform Description of a Dolcanic Eruption (page 11)
  • Ass. patu, blcwy, and patu, brim (page 15)
  • Naphtha and Asphalt (page 19)
  • Ass. mitpanu, longbow (page 22)
  • fr. cire and glu
  • Ass. napsu, lust (page 26)
  • Labor and Sorrow (page 28)
  • Ass. talimu, full brother (page 30)
  • APPENDIX: The Cuneiform Name of the Home of Omar Khayyam (page 37)
  • Sum. nimur, salt, smoke, salt-swamp (page 50)
  • Ass. kamasu, kanasu, and qamacu (page 61)
  • Ass. budulxu, bdellium, and Arab, tahallub, secretion (page 66)
  • Ass. zazu, halve, and Eth. azzaza, command (page 72)
  • Sum. azalak, fuller, and heb. aslag, fullers' earth (page 76)
  • Ass. marcu, sick, and marcu, arduous (page 79)
  • Ass. xamadu, to help - Arab. madaxa (page 82)
  • Abbreviations (page 84)