Akkadian (language)

Akkadian is a language that belongs to the Afro-Asiatic language family. Its parent language is Proto-Semitic, a proto-language. In Akkadian, words like Libbum (𒊮 · libbum) and Nemequm are related to mental activity or other psychological processes. To transcribe the Akkadian language from speech to writing, scripts (writing systems) like Sumero-Akkadian Cuneiform are used.

For example, the sentence below utilizes both the Akkadian language and Sumero-Akkadian Cuneiform script:

Akkadian: Example sentence 'I will praise the lord of wisdom'
bēl nēmeqi ludlul
I will praise the lord of wisdom

Psychological words in Akkadian: A–Z

Entry
Signs
Simple definition
verb
(ḫasāsum)
to be conscious; remember
noun
𒊮 (libbum)
heart; mind, thought; center, wish, midst
noun
(nēmequm)
knowledge, experience, skill, wisdom

More information about Akkadian

Entry
Source
§ Akkadian
Dalby, DoL, 11–12. Read on OMNIKA

Citation

MLA 8

PsychLing Contributors. "Akkadian." PsychLing, OMNIKA Foundation, 10 Aug. 2023, psylng.org/mli/afro/akk. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

APA 6

PsychLing (2023, August 10). Akkadian. Retrieved from https://psylng.org/mli/afro/akk

CMS 16

PsychLing Contributors. "Akkadian." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation. Created August 10, 2023. Modified September 18, 2023. Accessed July 21, 2024. https://psylng.org/mli/afro/akk.

Bibliography

RTO

Almansa-Villatoro, María Victoria, and Silvia Štubňová Nigrelli, eds. Ancient Egyptian and Afroasiatic: Rethinking the Origins. University Park, PA: Eisenbrauns, 2023.

CDA 2ed.

Black, Jeremy, Andrew George, and Nicholas Postgate, eds. A Concise Dictionary of Akkadian. 2ed. Wiesbaden, Germany: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2000.

DLP

Crystal, David, ed. A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics. 6ed. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2011.

DoL

Dalby, Andrew. Dictionary of Languages: The Definitive Reference to More Than 400 Languages. London, United Kingdom: A & C Black, 2004.

Ethnologue

Eberhard, David M., Gary F. Simons, and Charles D. Fennig, eds. "Ethnologue: Languages of the World. 25th ed." Dallas, TX: SIL International, 2022. Accessed August 20, 2023. https://www.ethnologue.com. [Visit]

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AAF

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OMNIKA Foundation Contributors. "OMNIKA: Digital Mythology Library." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation. Created January 21, 2019. Accessed July 28, 2023. https://omnika.org. [Visit]

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Oppenheim, Adolf L., Erica Reiner, and Robert D. Biggs, eds. The Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago: Volume 9, L. Chicago, IL: The Oriental Institute, 1973.

CAD 6/Ḫ

Oppenheim, Adolf L., Erica Reiner, Ignace J. Gelb, and Michael B. Rowton, eds. The Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago: Volume 6, Ḫ. Chicago, IL: The Oriental Institute, 1956.

CAD 11/N2

Reiner, Erica, and Robert D. Biggs, eds. The Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago: Volume 11, N, Part II. Chicago, IL: The Oriental Institute, 1980.

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SIL International Contributors. "ISO 639-3 Registration Authority: International Standard for Language Codes." Dallas, TX: SIL International. Accessed July 28, 2023. https://iso639-3.sil.org. [Visit]

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