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Sumerian word
English description
𒁀
ba
n., share, portion; rations, wages [BA archaic frequency: 523].
v., to give; to divide, apportion, distribute; to pay (interchanges with bar).
conjugation prefix, used when the subject is inanimate and/or non-agentive (intransitive).
possessive or demonstrative suffix -bi plus nominative -a.
𒉆
nam
(area of) responsibility; destiny, fate, lot, sign; office; governor; province; manner, way; used mainly as a prefix to form abstract or collective nouns, such as nam-lugal, 'kingship' or nam-mah, 'greatness' (n, 'precise essence', + àm, enclitic copula, 'to be') [NAM archaic frequency: 30; concatenation of 4 sign variants].
𒁇
bar
n., (out)side; soul, innards; fleece [BAR archaic frequency: 306].
v., to open; to uncover, expose; to see; to remove; to be absent; to release; to peel, pare, shell; to select; to divide; to split; to distribute; to keep away (with -ta-) (container plus to expel, remove as in ri).
adj., foreign.
prep., because of.

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