Semitic Etymological Database
The term is rightly thought to be a WS loan in both dictionaries. See further von Soden 1957–8: 393.
a Semitic loanword in Sumerian: al-la-núm (PSD A/3 151–52)
AHw. 39: ālu, yālu. Emr. e-lu ‘ram’ (Pentiuc 2001: 48).
Cf. Ugaritic mk 'behold'.