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Akkad

[ak-ad, ah-kahd]
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noun Also Accad.
  1. one of the ancient kingdoms of Mesopotamia, the northern division of Babylonia.
  2. Also called Agade. a city in and the capital of this kingdom, one of the three cities of Nimrod's kingdom. Gen. 10:10.
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adjective
  1. Akkadian.
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Historical Examples

  • These kings combined with the title king of Ur the title king of Sumir and Akkad.

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    George A. Barton

  • The son of the king, the princes, and soldiers were in Akkad.

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    George A. Barton

  • In the month Sivan there was mourning for the kings mother in Akkad.

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  • From the 27th of Adar to the 3rd of Nisan there was lamentation in Akkad.

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  • He was besieged in Akkad, but a successful sally drove back the rebels, and they were soon utterly crushed.


British Dictionary definitions for akkad

Akkad

Accad

noun
  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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