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Definition of the noun akkadian

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noun - plural: Akkadians

  1. an ancient branch of the Semitic languages

Alternative definition of the noun akkadian


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

proper noun

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

Definition of the adjective akkadian

What does akkadian mean as an attribute of a noun?


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


  1. Akkadian a.k.a. Akkadian language: Akkadian is an extinct east Semitic language that was spoken in ancient Mesopotamia. The earliest attested Semitic language, it used the cuneiform writing system, which was originally used to write ancient Sumerian, an unrelated language isolate. The language was named after the city of Akkad by linguists, a major center of Semitic Mesopotamian civilization during the Akkadian Empire, although the language itself predates the founding of Akkad by many centuries.
  2. Akkadian is a language.
  3. Akkadian is a religion.

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Google previewComplementation (2006)

A Cross-Linguistic Typology by R.M.W. Dixon

Typological proWle Akkadian is a typical Semitic language in all but constituent order. It is synthetic and nominative-accusative in both morphology and syntax. The core arguments in a verbal clause are S, A, and O, and in a copular clause, ...

Google previewThe Semantics of Clause Linking: A Cross-Linguistic Typology (2009)

by R. M. W. Dixon, Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

Akkadian is a typical Semitic language in all but constituent order. It is synthetic and nominative-accusative in both morphology and syntax. The core arguments in a verbal clause are S, A, and O. Many verbs could be termed ambitransitive of ...

Google previewHow Languages Work (2014)

An Introduction to Language and Linguistics by Carol Genetti

Akkadian is a Semitic language that is no longer spoken, but which is related to the living Semitic languages Arabic, Amharic, Hebrew, and Aramaic. Akkadian is one of the earliest attested languages, surpassed in this respect only by ...

Google previewThe Jewish Study Bible (2014)

Second Edition by Adele Berlin, Marc Zvi Brettler

Akkadian is a Semitic language related to Heb, and is written in cuneiform, wedgeshaped writing, typically on clay tablets. ʿAleinu prayer beginning ʿaleinu leshabeaḥ laʿadon hakol, “it is our duty to praise the Lord of all,” recited at the ...

Google previewDictionaries. An International Encyclopedia of Lexicography (2014)

Supplementary Volume: Recent Developments with Focus on Electronic and Computational Lexicography by Rufus Gouws

Akkadian is the most important language of the ANE; it served not only as the vernacular of Babylonia and Assyria, but also as the language of international diplomacy in Egypt, Syria and Anatolia during the Late Bronze Age (16th13th century ...

Google previewThe Trial of Innocence (2006)

Adam, Eve, and the Yahwist by Andre LaCocque

” Note that salmu in Akkadian is a royal predication and means more than appearance; it refers to a kingly position and office as representative of the deity. 81 Ricoeur, Symbolism of Evil, ...

Google preview60 Questions Christians Ask About Jewish Beliefs and Practices (2011)

by Michael L. Brown

(Akkadian refers to the language of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians.) A more popular explanation is to derive torah from the Hebrew rooty-r-h, either in the sense of “to teach” or in the sense of “to shoot an arrow.” 6 What is the Masoretic ...

Google previewComplicating the History of Western Translation (2014)

The Ancient Mediterranean in Perspective by Siobhán McElduff, Enrica Sciarrino

Another difference between the Elamite and Old Persian versions versus the Akkadian is that in certain places where the former mention the Persians and Medes as synecdoche for “all the peoples”, the Akkadian text has “Persians, Medes, ...

Google previewThe Biblical World (2004)

by John Barton

Akkadian is the language of ancient Mesopotamia, which is the earliest-recorded Semitic language, first attested in cuneiform tablets from the twenty-sixth century BCE. (Another ancient Mesopotamian language, Sumerian, which is the world's ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Prehistory (2003)

Volume 8: South and Southwest Asia by Peter N. Peregrine, Melvin Ember

The Akkadian imperial collapse, as well as the collapse of sedentary settlement systems in Anatolia, Palestine, Greece and the Aegean, and Egypt. 2. Amorite pastoral nomad movements that challenged state political authorities, as did "The ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Religions (2013)

by John G. R. Forlong

[If however the deity worshiped by the Etruskan Tarquin bore an Etruskan name, we may compare the Akkadian San, " noble " or " illustrious," applied to the sun ( see San), and Semo-Sancus with Sam-san, " the bright sun," which is perhaps ...

Google previewTheological Dictionary of the Old Testament (2006)

by Helmer Ringgren, Heinz-Josef Fabry

Although the Akkadian noun tiamtu(m) (later tâmtu[m]) is the normal word for “sea ,”1 corresponding to West Sem. ym and Arab. baFr,2 Heb. tehôm is not an Akkadian loanword. Because the OT uses tehôm as a tehôm. O. Eissfeldt, “Das Chaos ...

Google previewEtymological Dictionary of Egyptian (2007)


Old Akkadian aB or OBab.: Old Babylonian Adm.: The Admonitions of an Egyptian Sage (Gardiner 1909) Afd.: Af(f)ade Akk.: Akkadian Alg: Alagwa Alt.: Altaic Altg: Alataghwa Am.: Amarna Amh.: Amharic Amr.: Ammar'ar Anf: Anfillo AP : (mostly ...

Google previewTheological Dictionary of the Old Testament, Volume XI (2015)

by G. Johannes Botterweck, Helmer Ringgren, Heinz-Josef Fabry

Waldman, “On gylph, rbe, and Akkadian Parallels,” Gratz College Annual of Jewish Studies 2 (1973) 6-8; H.-J. Zobel, ...

Google previewThe treasury of languages, a rudimentary dictionary of universal philology [signed J.B.]. (1873)

Akkadian. A name sometimes given to the language used on the earliest Babylonian bricks, especially those found at Mugheir (Ur), Warka (Erech), Senkareh, Niffer, and other very ancient Mesopotamian cities. The general character of the ...

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