Meaning of AKKADIAN in English

AKKADIAN

I. əˈkādēən, aˈ-, äˈ-, -käd- adjective

or accadian

Usage: usually capitalized

Etymology: Akkad, northern division of ancient Babylonia + English -ian

1. : of or relating to Akkad, the Accad of Gen 10:10, identified by some with Agade, near Sippar, north of Babylon

2. archaic : sumerian

3. : of or belonging to the Semitic inhabitants of central Mesopotamia before 2000 B.C. — compare assyrian , babylonian , sumerian

4. : of or relating to Akkadian

II. noun

( -s )

Usage: capitalized

1. archaic : sumerian

2. : one of the Semitic inhabitants of central Mesopotamia before 2000 B.C.

3.

a. : an ancient Semitic language of Mesopotamia used from about the 28th to the 1st century B.C. as the vehicle of a widely varied literature in cuneiform writing — see assyrian , babylonian

b. : the earliest known stage of this language, used by the Akkadians : old Akkadian

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