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1. A native or inhabitant of ancient Akkad.
2. The Semitic language of Mesopotamia. Also called Assyrian.

Ak·ka′di·an adj.


(əˈkædɪən; əˈkeɪ-) or


1. (Peoples) a member of an ancient Semitic people who lived in central Mesopotamia in the third millennium bc
2. (Languages) the extinct language of this people, belonging to the E Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family
(Historical Terms) of or relating to this people or their language


or Ac•ca•di•an

(əˈkeɪ di ən, əˈkɑ-)

1. an extinct eastern Semitic language of Assyria and Babylonia, written in a cuneiform syllabary borrowed from Sumerian.
2. a native or inhabitant of Akkad.
3. of or pertaining to the language Akkadian.
4. of or pertaining to Akkad or its inhabitants.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Akkadian - an ancient branch of the Semitic languages
Semitic - a major branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family
Assyrian Akkadian, Assyrian - an extinct language of the Assyrians in ancient Mesopotamia
Mesopotamia - the land between the Tigris and Euphrates; site of several ancient civilizations; part of what is now known as Iraq
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The language used in the cuneiforms is Akkadian, the language of the Akkadians, and has many similar words to Turkish," Kulakoy-lu said.
He presents the most extensive discussions of each of these Akkadian texts (Text A, Uruk Prophecy, Marduk Prophecy, Shulgi Prophecy, and the Dynastic Prophecy) since my Fictional Akkadian Autobiography (Eisenbrauns, 1993).
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The probability is that the medium of Welsh is destined for complete replacement by English through linguistic evolution, much as the Sumerian language was replaced by Akkadian around 400BC.
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The Great Epic of Gilgamesh, some 1,500 years older than the poetry of Homer, is a collection of Sumerian legends immortalized in Akkadian cuneiform script on 12 clay tablets.
The Early Dynastic to Akkadian Transition: the Area WF Sounding at Nippur (Excavations at Nippur volume V [McGuire Gibson, series editor], Oriental Institute Publications 129).
For example, 4,200 years ago, people of the Akkadian civilization in the Fertile Crescent were abruptly driven from their homes by drought and famine that would last some 300 years.
Now he's been resurrected once more for a prequel titled Rise Of The Akkadian and filmed in South Africa.