accadian


accadian

noun, adjective

  1. Akkadian.

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

  1. of or belonging to Akkad.
  2. of or relating to the eastern Semitic language called Akkadian.
  3. Obsolete. Sumerian.

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

  1. of or relating to this people or their language

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.

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