Semitic Etymological Database
dādu - paternal uncle
The term belongs to the “Amorite” system of kin designations and is attested mainly in Mari corpus; Akkadian proper employs analytical expressions to designate uncle and aunt, e.g. aḫi abim, aḫāt abim and so on.
- paternal uncle
(Kogan 2014: 93)
An eventual relationship with Akk.
‘love-making; object of love, darling, favorite’, Hbr.
‘beloved; love’ is also conceivable