Accadian

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Accadian Pertaining to a race supposed to have lived in Babylonia before the Assyrian conquest.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Accadian Belonging to the Accads, the primitive inhabitants of Babylonia.
    • n Accadian An Accad.
    • n Accadian The language of the Accads, a non-Semitic and perhaps Ural-Altaic language spoken in ancient Babylonia previously to the later and better-known Semitic dialect of the cuneiform inscriptions. A kindred dialect, the Sumerian, seems to have been in use at the same time in Babylonia.
    • n Accadian Also spelled Akkadian.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Accadian a-kā′di-an of or belonging to Accad, an ancient city mentioned in Gen. x. 10: the language preserved in the earliest form of cuneiform writing.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From the city Accad,. See Gen. x. 10

Usage

In literature:

It would be a modest guess that Accadian culture implied a growth of at least ten thousand years.
"God and my Neighbour" by Robert Blatchford
Now in Accadian, according to Mr. Brown, mul means 'star.
"Custom and Myth" by Andrew Lang
The existence of the Sumerian or Sumero-Accadian has been contested by Halevy in a number of noteworthy works.
"History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 3 (of 12)" by G. Maspero
And the black-head race (Accadian) I have governed.
"Chaldea" by Zénaïde A. Ragozin
Among the Chaldaeans or Accadians we find no sign of the number twenty-eight.
"Myths and Marvels of Astronomy" by Richard A. Proctor
And we may fairly surmise that this Accadian culture (if such it be) is reflected from antediluvian tradition.
"Needlework As Art" by Marian Alford
The Sumer-Accadian question shall not disturb us here.
"Oriental Women" by Edward Bagby Pollard
This suggests an affinity with many other languages, such as the ancient Accadian or Sumerian, and Japanese.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 4" by Various
Among the Chaldeans, or Accadians, we find no sign of the number twenty-eight.
"Astronomical Myths" by John F. Blake
An old man held between his knees a basket of small, clay bricks, inscribed with Accadian prayers.
"Istar of Babylon" by Margaret Horton Potter
ACCADIAN PSALMS, Job, 3.
"Expositor's Bible: Index" by S. G. Ayres
M. Francois Lenormant has written an extremely instructive chapter in comparison of the Accadian and the Finnish mythologies.
"Demonology and Devil-lore" by Moncure Daniel Conway
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