- the eastern Semitic language, now extinct, of Assyria and Babylonia, written with a cuneiform script.
- one of the Akkadian people.
- Obsolete. Sumerian.
Origin of Akkadian
Examples from the Web for accadian
The Accadian conceived of the earth as resembling a huge, inverted bowl.
A large portion of it was translated from Accadian originals.Assyria, Its Princes, Priests and People
A. H. (Archibald Henry) Sayce
In the Accadian language it was called Dilkur, “the dawn proclaimer.”Astronomical Curiosities
J. Ellard Gore
But for any real information as to Chinese origins we are indebted to recent discoveries of Accadian records.Human Origins
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
- a member of an ancient Semitic people who lived in central Mesopotamia in the third millennium bc
- the extinct language of this people, belonging to the E Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family
- of or relating to this people or their language
Word Origin and History for accadian
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.