kaukab : star [Sem k-b-k-b, Mal kewkba, Akk kakkabu, Heb kokhav, Syr kokba, JNA kukhwa, Hrs kebkib, Amh kokeb, Tig kokeb, Uga kkb, kbkb, Phoen kkb] Per koukab borrowed from Ar http://etymological.freeweb.hu/AEDweb.htm Kumarbi, the principal deity who lived in Urkesh, had a son, Ullikummi, whose nickname translates as "basalt," who is described as exploding and spreading out over the land: Basalt in fact covers the landscape, likely produced by the now-extinct Kaukab Volcano, whose double-coned caldera lies some 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Tell Mozan. http://www.creedopedia.com/topics/Kumarbi?PHPSESSID=fgl6pobkn6gc9b3cs2c59fkpo5 There is even the possibility that KOCHAB as a term is identical in origin with the Greek CHEOP-s, i.e. Cheop=Kochab. That Kochab was used as the pole star in distant antiquity is perhaps also substantiated by the fact that KAWKAB means simply "THE star" in Arabic (Arabic الكوكب al-kawkab and is basically the same word as the Hebrew term for "star" which is KOKAB. http://ancientegyptweblog.blogspot.com/2005/10/ancient-pole-star-cheops-pyramid.htm