Words

Akkadian
barsillu - (a garment) (CAD B 113, AHw. 1547)

The origin of Akk. barsillu (the reading barsīlu is also possible) is obscure.

Akkadian
barsillû - (a type of pot) (CAD B 113, AHw. 1547)

The Akk. word is attested once in a late lexical list (if the restoration is correct) where it corresponds to Sum. (dug)BAR.si-il-la “cracked pot” (cf. PSD B 128, Sallaberger 1996, 98). The exact pronunciation of the Akk. word is uncertain. It appears to be a late “learned” borrowing from Sumerian (III or later).

Akkadian
baršu - (a cereal) (SAD I)

According to Limet 1976, 24, it could be a loanword from Sum. BAR.SI 'an emmer flour' (PSD B 127).

Akkadian
baru - (a cereal) (CAD B 115, AHw. 108)

Or bāru, barru. No etymology can be suggested.

Akkadian
bâru - to stay firm, stable, in good health; to become certain, proved, certified (CAD B 125, AHw. 108)

No definitive etymology can be suggested. The Akkadian verb has been usually identified with Hbr. bˀr (pi.) “to explain, to elucidate” (HALOT 106), JPA bˀr (pa.) “to explain, to interpret” (DJPA 83). Of interest is also Arb. bwr “to try, to prove by experiment or experience, to examine” (Lane 274).

Akkadian
basāmu - to please (CDA 50)

Cf. bussumu 'pleasant' (CDA 50).

Akkadian
basi - soon (CAD B 133, AHw. 110)

No etymology can be suggested. Possibly related to bis “then”.

Akkadian
basilu - (mng. uncert.) (CAD B 133, AHw. 110)

No definitive etymology can be proposed.

Akkadian
baskiltu - (a part of the lung) (CAD M₁ 324, AHw 1547)

The variant maskiltu (CAD, CDA) is due to a misreading (von Soden 1982, 590). No etymology can be suggested.

Akkadian
basû - (square or cube) root (CAD B 133, AHw. 110)

The Akk. mathematical term basû is a loanword from the Sum. verbal form ba-SI/SI₈(-e) which can be used as a noun in mathematical texts.