noun Etymology: Akkad, Babylonia Date: 1869 1. an extinct Semitic language of ancient Mesopotamia 2. a Semitic inhabitant of central Mesopotamia before 2000 B.C. • Akkadian adjective

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  • Akkadian — may refer to: *Akkadian language *City of Akkad or Agad *Akkadian Empire *Sargon of Akkad *The Amarna letters …   Wikipedia

  • akkadian — akkadián adj. m., s. m. (sil. di an), pl. akkadiéni (sil. di eni); f. sg. akkadiánă, pl. akkadiéne Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  !akkadián (referitor la Akkad) ( di an) adj …   Dicționar Român

  • Akkadian — 1855, from Akkad (Sumerian Agde, Biblical Acca), name of city founded by Sargon I in northern Babylonia, of unknown origin; applied by modern scholars to the east Semitic language spoken there (c.2300 2100 B.C.E.) and preserved in cuneiform… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Akkadian — [ə kā′dē ən, əkä′dē ən] adj. of ancient Akkad or its people, language, or culture n. 1. an extinct Semitic language of the Mesopotamian region, constituting the eastern branch of the Semitic language subfamily 2. a person born or living in… …   English World dictionary

  • Akkadian — /euh kay dee euhn, euh kah /, n. 1. the eastern Semitic language, now extinct, of Assyria and Babylonia, written with a cuneiform script. 2. one of the Akkadian people. 3. Obs. Sumerian. adj. 4. of or belonging to Akkad. 5. of or pertaining to… …   Universalium

  • Akkadian — 1. adjective /əˈkeɪ.di.ən/ a) Of or pertaining to the Akkadian language of ancient Mesopotamia. b) Of or pertaining to the Akkadian Empire. 2. noun /əˈkeɪ.di.ən/ a) The now extinct Semitic …   Wiktionary

  • AKKADIAN —    As a modern linguistic term it refers to various Semitic dialects spoken in Mesopotamia over a period of 2,000 years (such as Old Akkadian, Babylonian, Assyrian). In antiquity, scribes differentiated between texts written in the “tongue of… …   Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia

  • Akkadian — adj. of or pertaining to the ancient Mesopotamian kingdom of Akkad; of or pertaining to Akkadian, of or pertaining to the ancient language of Assyria and Babylonia n. native or inhabitant of the ancient Mesopotamian kingdom of Akkad n. ancient… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Akkadian — Ak•ka•di•an or Accadian [[t]əˈkeɪ di ən, əˈkɑ [/t]] n. 1) peo an extinct eastern Semitic language of Assyria and Babylonia, written in a cuneiform syllabary borrowed from Sumerian 2) peo a native or inhabitant of Akkad 3) peo of or pertaining to… …   From formal English to slang

  • Akkadian — /əˈkeɪdiən/ (say uh kaydeeuhn) noun 1. the eastern group of Semitic languages, all extinct, including Babylonian and Assyrian. 2. any member of this group. 3. one of the Akkadian people. –adjective 4. designating or relating to the early… …   Australian English dictionary

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