determinative: an unpronounced word which is prefixed or suffixed to a noun to indicate a classification. For example, the word mul (star), is prefixed to the names of planets, stars, and constellations to indicate its nature as a celestial bodyex. mulapin: the Plow Star. Determinitives can appear before or after the noun, such as in the determinitive ki (place)—ex. dilmunki 𒉌𒌇𒆠 (NI.TUKki) DilmunCity. In scholarly literature, the determinative is often abbreviatedex. dnanna: (the god) Nanna).