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1. A native or inhabitant of ancient Akkad.
2. The Semitic language of Mesopotamia. Also called Assyrian.
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Akkadian(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
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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.adj.
3. of or pertaining to the language Akkadian.
4. of or pertaining to Akkad or its inhabitants.
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|Noun||1.||Akkadian - an ancient branch of the Semitic languages|
Semitic - a major branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family
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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