This glossary collects some central Sumerian terms related to oils and fats in early Mesopotamia. The nouns and noun phrases (N), adjectives (Adj), and verbs (V) are divided into four groups according to their semantic field:

  • Group 1, oil and its resources: names of oils and fats, their qualities and their  resources
  • Group 2, technology: terms related to the production and refinement of oils and fats
  • Group 3, vessels: containers used for oils and fats
  • Group 4, consumption: anointing and other uses of oils and fats
Published Lemma Translation/Description Variant(s) Lexical Category Semantics name_sorting