Kogan 2015: 334
Cf. Ugaritic hwt ‘word, statement’ (DUL 349)
The etymology is uncertain (cf. Kraus 1973: 117–118).
The word occurs in Neo-Babylonian and Neo-Assyrian only.
Var. yalu, yulu.
i-la-nu in Emar (Pentuic 2001: 83)
Var. ayyaṣu. Also a bag to carry oil, made of the skin of the weasel.
Var. azaˀillu (late).
The identification of a. with Lynx chaus is proposed in Landsberger 1934 87 and Salonen 1976 186.