Akkad

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From Hebrew אַכַּד (akkad), from Akkadian 𒀝𒅗𒁺 (akkadu, Accadians), from 𒅗𒁺𒊒 (kadurru)/𒆪𒁺𒊒 (kudurru, marks, bounds), compound of 𒅗 (ka),𒆠𒄠 (kiam, thus), genitive of 𒆠 (ki, how), and 𒁕𒊏𒊒 (dararu, roam).

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Akkad

  1. One of the ancient kingdoms of Mesopotamia (northern Babylonia).
  2. Also called Agade. A city in and the capital of this kingdom, one of the three cities of Nimrod's kingdom. Genesis 10:10.

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