AskDefine | Define Akkadian

Dictionary Definition

Akkadian n : an ancient branch of the Semitic languages

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English

Alternative spellings

Etymology

From Akkad, an important city of ancient Mesopotamia.

Pronunciation

  • /əˈkeɪ.di.ən/

Homophones

Adjective

  1. Of or pertaining to the Akkadian language of ancient Mesopotamia.
  2. Of or pertaining to the Akkadian Empire.

Translations

pertaining to the language
  • Spanish: acadio, acadia

Proper noun

  1. The now extinct Semitic language of ancient Mesopotamia, formerly used as an international language of diplomacy.

Translations

Semitic language

Noun

  1. A Semitic inhabitant of the region of Mesopotamia near the city of Akkad.

Related terms

See also

Extensive Definition

Akkadian may refer to:
Akkadian in Hungarian: Akkád
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