Akkadian

or Ac·ca·di·an

[ uh-key-dee-uh n, uh-kah- ]
/ əˈkeɪ di ən, əˈkɑ- /

noun

the eastern Semitic language, now extinct, of Assyria and Babylonia, written with a cuneiform script.
one of the Akkadian people.
Obsolete. Sumerian.

adjective

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

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Origin of Akkadian

First recorded in 1850–55; Akkad + -ian
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Akkadian

Accadian

/ (əˈkædɪən, əˈkeɪ-) /

noun

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

adjective

of or relating to this people or their language
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