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.

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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