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Title: Elamite nu-ma-ka4
Author(s): TAVERNIER, Jan
Journal: Le Muséon
Volume: 126 Issue: 3-4 Date: 2013
This article concentrates on the Irano-Elamite expression numaka-, which denotes a profession in the Achaemenid Persepolis Fortification Archive. Next to a description of older theories concerning this appellative, a new and thorough study is conducted, following which some possible solutions as to the etymology of this word are presented. Moreover, some historical thoughts on the importance of this lexeme are also presented.