Ad. anâ n. (weak-II gendered common) “human being” (Category: Human Being)

Ad. anâ n. (weak-II gendered common) “human being” (Category: Human Being)

A noun translated “human being” (SD/426) given as an example of a noun ending in a long vowel that (archaically) uses the declension for a strong-noun (SD/437), an example of the extremely rare class of Strong-IIb nouns. By the time of Classical Adûnaic, it could be declined as an ordinary weak-noun instead. It also had masculine and feminine variants anû “(human) man” and anî “(human) woman” (SD/434) but in ordinary speech it seems likely that more specific words would be used: narû “man, male”, zinî “female”, kali “woman”.

References ✧ SD/426, 434, 437-438




anāt dual   ✧ SD/437
anī fem “a female” ✧ SD/434
anū masc “a male, man” ✧ SD/434
anū- objective; archaic-strong-objective   ✧ SD/437
anāi plural   ✧ SD/437: weak
anī plural; archaic-strong-plural   ✧ SD/437
anīm plural subjective; archaic-strong-plural   ✧ SD/437
anān subjective   ✧ SD/437