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.


From Akkadian accadû ("Accadians"), from cadurru ("marks, bounds")/cudurru, compound of ca,ciam ("thus"), genitive of ci ("how"), and dararu ("roam"). (Wiktionary)



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