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 for ACCAD
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Accadian \Ac*ca"di*an\, a. [From the city Accad. See Gen. x.
     Pertaining to a race supposed to have lived in Babylonia
     before the Assyrian conquest.
     [1913 Webster] -- Ac*ca"di*an, n., Ac"cad, n. --Sayce.
     [1913 Webster]

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     the high land or mountains, a city in the land of Shinar. It has
     been identified with the mounds of Akker Kuf, some 50 miles to
     the north of Babylon; but this is doubtful. It was one of the
     cities of Nimrod's kingdom (Ge 10:10). It stood close to the
     Euphrates, opposite Sippara. (See SEPHARVAIM.)
       It is also the name of the country of which this city was the
     capital, namely, northern or upper Babylonia. The Accadians who
     came from the "mountains of the east," where the ark rested,
     attained to a high degree of civilization. In the Babylonian
     inscriptions they are called "the black heads" and "the black
     faces," in contrast to "the white race" of Semitic descent. They
     invented the form of writing in pictorial hieroglyphics, and
     also the cuneiform system, in which they wrote many books partly
     on papyrus and partly on clay. The Semitic Babylonians ("the
     white race"), or, as some scholars think, first the Cushites,
     and afterwards, as a second immigration, the Semites, invaded
     and conquered this country; and then the Accadian language
     ceased to be a spoken language, although for the sake of its
     literary treasures it continued to be studied by the educated
     classes of Babylonia. A large portion of the Ninevite tablets
     brought to light by Oriental research consists of interlinear or
     parallel translations from Accadian into Assyrian; and thus that
     long-forgotten language has been recovered by scholars. It
     belongs to the class of languages called agglutinative, common
     to the Tauranian race; i.e., it consists of words "glued
     together," without declension of conjugation. These tablets in a
     remarkable manner illustrate ancient history. Among other
     notable records, they contain an account of the Creation which
     closely resembles that given in the book of Genesis, of the
     Sabbath as a day of rest, and of the Deluge and its cause. (See

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) :

  Accad, a vessel; pitcher; spark

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