Words

Akkadian
balāṭu - life (CAD B 46; AHw 98)
Akkadian
ballukku - <an aromatic substance of vegetal origin>; <the tree which produces this substance> (CAD); <ein Baum>, “Styrax?” (AHw) (CAD B 64; AHw 100)
Akkadian
balsû (or palsû) - <a mark on the liver> (CAD B 65; AHw 816)
Akkadian
balṣu, palṣu - staring (CAD); in b/palsa īni(m) “glotzäugig” (AHw) (CAD B 45; AHw 100)
Akkadian
baltām(mu) - balsam (SAD)

A WS lexeme with the lateral sibilant *ŝ, appropriately rendered with the combination -lt- in the cuneiform (Jursa 2009, 156f., Kogan 2011, 78). Cf. Cf. Pho. bšm “perfume, spices” (DNWSI 203), Hbr. bōŝäm, *bäŝäm, *bāŝām “balsam tree, balsam oil” (HALOT 163), etc.

Akkadian
balṭānu - alive (CAD B 66; AHw 100)
Akkadian
balṭu - alive, safe and sound, surviving, taken alive (CAD B 66; AHw 100)
Akkadian
balṭūtu - state of being alive (CAD B 69; AHw 100)
Akkadian
bālu (ballu) - “nothingness” <designation of the planet Mars> (CAD B 74)

In Oelsner 2005-2006, 121 and Horowitz 2014, 234, fn. 1584 it is proposed to derive bālu from baʾālu “to be large” (KP002). This interpretation, although semantically plausible, is hampered by the absence of the “strong aleph” in bālu (one would expect *baʾlu) (EDA B 041a).

Akkadian
bamāniš - in halves (CAD B 76; AHw 101)