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Accadian

[uh-key-dee-uh n, uh-kah-] /əˈkeɪ di ən, əˈkɑ-/
noun, adjective
1.

Akkadian

or Accadian

[uh-key-dee-uh n, uh-kah-] /əˈkeɪ di ən, əˈkɑ-/
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 relating to the eastern Semitic language called Akkadian.
6.
Obsolete, Sumerian.
Origin of Akkadian
1850-1855
1850-55; Akkad + -ian
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  • A large portion of it was translated from Accadian originals.

    Assyria, Its Princes, Priests and People A. H. (Archibald Henry) Sayce
  • But for any real information as to Chinese origins we are indebted to recent discoveries of Accadian records.

    Human Origins Samuel Laing
  • It would be a modest guess that Accadian culture implied a growth of at least ten thousand years.

    God and my Neighbour Robert Blatchford
  • M. François Lenormant has written an extremely instructive chapter in comparison of the Accadian and the Finnish mythologies.

    Demonology and Devil-lore Moncure Daniel Conway
  • And we may fairly surmise that this Accadian culture (if such it be) is reflected from antediluvian tradition.

    Needlework As Art Marian Alford
  • It would seem from some earlier (Accadian) tablets, that a different account of the Creation existed among them.

    Creation and Its Records B.H. Baden-Powell
  • In the Accadian language it was called Dilkur, “the dawn proclaimer.”

    Astronomical Curiosities J. Ellard Gore
  • It was always the "gate of God," but whether the presiding deity was always the Accadian Merodach seems doubtful.

    The Gates of India Thomas Holdich
  • An old man held between his knees a basket of small, clay bricks, inscribed with Accadian prayers.

    Istar of Babylon Margaret Horton Potter
  • It turns out that several of these names correspond with those of the Accadian calendar.

    Human Origins Samuel Laing
British Dictionary definitions for Accadian

Akkadian

/əˈkædɪən; əˈkeɪ-/
noun
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
adjective
3.
of or relating to this people or their language
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Word Origin and History for Accadian

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 inscriptions.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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