from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An ancient region of Mesopotamia occupying the northern part of Babylonia. It reached the height of its power in the third millennium B.C.
- An ancient city of Mesopotamia and capital of the Akkadian empire.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. One of the ancient kingdoms of Mesopotamia (northern Babylonia).
- proper n. Also called Agade. A city in and the capital of this kingdom, one of the three cities of Nimrod's kingdom. Genesis 10:10.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See Accad.
The filmmaker in Akkad might have found something similar in the husband-and-wife suicide-bomber team who killed him: Mrs. al-Shamari entering the Radisson, the camera's eye nervously darting around, shuffling through to the ballroom; the guests standing about, Muslims holding their wedding party in a semi-Westernized style, the ladies with bright glossed lips and coiffed hair bursting through their perfunctory head coverings.
The northern cities were embraced in the territory known as Akkad, and the southern in the land of Sumer, or
'Akkad' is here used for Babylonia, and the qualification is added to distinguish her from other 'ladies,' as,
It is said that Arshad is keen to bring out 'Akkad' as a tribute to our legandary icon Big B and his popular action flick 'Zanjeer'.
Nour Akkad: What prompted you to leave Wall Street and launch your handbag collection?
I want to thank my research assistant, Ms. Dania Akkad, for editing the article.
Nour Akkad: When did you begin your love affair with art?
There is even speculation that the lost city of Akkad lies fragile and exposed under the foundations of modern-day Baghdad, where recent troubles have helped unbury ancient archaeological clues.
Nour Akkad: First of all Janie, congratulations on your Emmy nomination for outstanding costumes for Mad Men!
I found it fun following our heroes through the land into the underworld and back to Akkad.
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