balāṭu - to get well, to recover from sickness; to be alive, to stay alive (CAD B 52, AHw. 99)

Derived words: balāṭu 'life' (CAD B 46, AHw. 98), balṭu 'alive, safe and sound, surviving, taken alive' (CAD B 66, AHw. 100), balṭānu 'alive' (CAD B 66, AHw. 100), balṭūtu 'state of being alive' (CAD B 69, AHw. 100); bulṭu 'life, lifetime' (CAD B 311, AHw. 137); muballiṭānu 'person who has kept someone alive' (CAD M₂ 157, AHw. 665); muballittu 'barrage, weir (in a canal), cage' (CAD M₂ 157, AHw. 665); nablaṭu 'healing, life-giving' (CAD N₁ 25, AHw. 698); tablittu 'fodder, victuals' (CAD T 29, AHw. 1299).

Is usually compared to Ugr. plṭ, Hbr. plṭ, Syr. plṭ ‘to escape’ (Fronzaroli 1965b, 250, 263, 267; instead of Arb. flt ‘to escape’, phonetically remote, cf. rather Arb. bālaṭa ‘to flee’, buluṭ- ‘fugitives’, LA 7 300).