Var.: beʾāru, bêru, baḫāru (baḫāru is attested once in an unpublished letter from Mari).
Var.: bâru. Since Bittner 1911, 147, the Akkadian verb is thought to be related to Mhr. bîter “fischen” (Jahn 1902, 250, not in ML), Jib. ebtér “to hunt” (JL 32), Soq. bˁr “pêcher” (LS 92).
No etymology can be suggested. Cf. perhaps Arb. fwr “to boil; to be agitated, excited” (Lane 2457), even if the irregular correspondence of the labials is hard to explain.
No etymology can be suggested.
Or babālu, babba/ālu.
No definitive etymology can be suggested.
CAD, AHw.: bābu.
Perhaps a WS word attested once in the left column of Malku. The only direct WS parallel seems to be Arb. babb- = ʔal-ġulāmu s-samīnu (TA 2 42).