[ uh-key-dee-uhn, uh-kah- ]
/ əˈkeɪ di ən, əˈkɑ- /
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the eastern Semitic language, now extinct, of Assyria and Babylonia, written with a cuneiform script.
one of the Akkadian people.
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We have already fleetingly mentioned the influence of both the Old Akkadian language and culture on the Sumerians.Who Were The Ancient Sumerians? History of the ‘First’ Mesopotamians|Dattatreya Mandal|September 15, 2022|Realm of History
There is no doubt that these read (like the early Akkadian texts) in lines with syllables arranged in columns.
The phonetic writing is, therefore, a warning against any endeavor to read the name by an Akkadian transliteration of the signs.
Mr. G. Bertin, the Akkadian scholar, favours the same conclusion.
A god called Uz has for his name the Akkadian word for goat.Myths & Legends of Babylonia & Assyria|Lewis Spence
By these it is shown to be clearly a Mongol language, closely related with the Akkadian, though somewhat later.
British Dictionary definitions for Akkadian
/ (əˈkædɪən, əˈkeɪ-) /
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
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