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).
Probably a Hurrian word of an ultimate Indo-European (Mitanni-Aryan) origin.