Definitions for "Akkadian"
The ancient language of Mesopotamia from which are derived Assyrian and Sumero-Babylonian.
or Accadian ( ak·KA·di·an). The ancient eastern Semitic language of the Assyrians and Babylonians written in a cuneiform script.
Akkadian is the name for a Semitic language that was used in ancient Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq) throughout most of its history. The main dialects include Babylonian (used in the South) and Assyrian (used in the North, around modern-day Mosul). Akkadian is closely related to languages such as Hebrew and Arabic.