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The eHammurabi Dictionary provides definitions for Akkadian words found in the Law Code of Hammurabi. Each words entry contains authoritative definitions from reputable scholars and sources. Anyone can use the eHammurabi Dictionary to understand what certain Akkadian words mean, and how often they are used in Hammurabi's law code.

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Dedović, B. "Dictionary - eHammurabi." OMNIKA Foundation, 30 Jan. 2024, ehlaw.org/dictionary. [Accessed 17 Jun. 2024]


Dedović, B. (2024, January 30). Dictionary - eHammurabi. OMNIKA Foundation. https://ehlaw.org/dictionary


Dedović, Boban. "Dictionary - eHammurabi." Las Vegas, NV: OMNIKA Foundation. Created January 30, 2024. Modified February 28, 2024. Accessed June 17, 2024. https://ehlaw.org/dictionary.

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Huehnergard, John. A Grammar of Akkadian (Third Edition). Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2011.


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Richardson, Mervyn E.J. A Comprehensive Grammar to Hammurabi's Stele. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2014.


Richardson, Mervyn E.J. Hammurabi's Laws: Text, Translation and Glossary. New York, NY: T & T Clark International, 2004.


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