Ma = Earth/Mother
Ab = Water-Sky/Father
In the Babylonian creation epic, the Enûma Elish, Abzu is a primal being made of fresh water and a lover to Tiamat, who was a creature of salt water.
The Enuma Elish begins:
“When above the heavens did not yet exist nor the earth below, Apsu the freshwater ocean was there, the first, the begetter, and Tiamat, the saltwater sea, she who bore them all; they were still mixing their waters, and no pasture land had yet been formed, nor even a reed marsh…”
An abode is a dwelling or residence.
In the Proto-Indo-European language, *mā́tēr (modern reconstruction: *méhtēr) meant “mother” and *pǝtḗr (modern reconstruction: *phtḗr) meant “father”, and átta meant “papa”, a nursery word for “father”.
Ab or Av (ʾĀḇ; from Akkadian abu), sometimes Aba or Abba, means “father” in most Semitic languages. Ab, from a theoretical, abstract form ʼabawun (triliteral ʼ-b-w)…
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