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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.
3. of or pertaining to the language Akkadian.
4. of or pertaining to Akkad or its inhabitants.
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A text that is written in Akkadian language in cuneiform script covered the front of the Statue and the edge of the right cheek running down the side of the beard.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Tablets with cuneiform inscriptions that were discovered at the KE-ltepe archaeological site in Kayseri province during archeological excavations last week have revealed that 300 current Turkish words were in use in the Akkadian language 5,000 years ago.
Archaeologists working for the French Archaeological Mission in Bahrain discovered that the tablet was used to document contracts using the Akkadian language, which was the trade language in the Middle East at the time.
Reading Akkadian Prayers and Hymns deserves serious consideration for advanced beginner or intermediate classroom work in Akkadian language and literature.
of London) alerts scholars of the Akkadian language to analytical questions and methods that in other fields fall within the province of textual criticism.
The Akkadian language was of a type that came to be called Semitic.
From this perspective the Akkadian language seems as much a constituent of the story's message as the medium by which it was told.
By contrast, the Akkadian language appears to have died in writing together with the obsolescence of the cuneiform script.
Sargon of Akkad brought all of Babylonia under his control, and documents in the Semitic Akkadian language became commonplace there.
Lamentably, very few works dedicated to variation in different periods of the Akkadian language have appeared so far.
8-11, 76-78); in the Akkadian language of love, women address men as "beli" ("my lord," for instances, see Benjamin R.
According to this theory, if a scribe in Hatti or Egypt, Canaan or Cyprus, writes in cuneiform using sign sequences that spell Akkadian words, he means to write in the Akkadian language, regardless of whether what he writes exhibits features of his own or another language as well as errors in Akkadian.