- 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 akkadian
Mr. G. Bertin, the Akkadian scholar, favours the same conclusion.Palestine
Claude Reignier Conder
A god called Uz has for his name the Akkadian word for goat.
The strange god Uz, probably an Akkadian survival, was worshipped under the form of a goat.
The word and the idea which it contains are equally Semitic, but strangely enough it has an Akkadian origin.
By a long process of research, Mr. Brown finds his word in ancient ‘Akkadian.’Custom and Myth
- 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 akkadian
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.