[ ak-ad, ah-kahd ]

nounAlso Ac·cad .
  1. one of the ancient kingdoms of Mesopotamia, the northern division of Babylonia.

  2. Also A·ga·de [uh-gah-duh] /əˈgɑ də/ . a city in and the capital of this kingdom, one of the three cities of Nimrod's kingdom. Genesis 10:10.: Also Douay Bible, A·chad [ey-kad] /ˈeɪ kæd/ .


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  • After a quarter of a century had elapsed, Akkad and Sumer were overswept by the fierce Gutium from the north-eastern mountains.

    Myths of Babylonia and Assyria | Donald A. Mackenzie

British Dictionary definitions for Akkad



/ (ˈækæd) /

  1. a city on the Euphrates in N Babylonia, the centre of a major empire and civilization (2360–2180 bc): Ancient name: Agade (əˈɡɑːdɪ, əˈɡeɪdɪ)

  2. an ancient region lying north of Babylon, from which the Akkadian language and culture is named

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