Akkadian

Akkadian

[uh-key-dee-uhn, uh-kah-]
noun
1.
the eastern Semitic language, now extinct, of Assyria and Babylonia, written with a cuneiform script.
2.
one of the Akkadian people.
3.
Obsolete, Sumerian.
adjective
4.
of or belonging to Akkad.
5.
of or pertaining to the eastern Semitic language called Akkadian.
6.
Obsolete, Sumerian.
Also, Accadian.


Origin:
1850–55; Akkad + -ian

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Akkadian or Accadian (əˈkædɪən, əˈkeɪ-, əˈkædɪən, əˈkeɪ-)
 
n
1.  a member of an ancient Semitic people who lived in central Mesopotamia in the third millennium bc
2.  the extinct language of this people, belonging to the E Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family
 
adj
3.  of or relating to this people or their language
 
Accadian or Accadian
 
n
 
adj

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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 Sem. language spoken there (c.2300-2100 B.C.E.) and preserved in cuneiform inscriptions.
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