Definition of akakia in English:

akakia

noun

historical
  • A cloth bag believed to contain earth or dust, shown in the hands of some eastern Roman emperors and consuls on coins and medals.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Nathan Bailey (d. 1742), lexicographer and schoolmaster. From post-classical Latin acacia and its etymon Byzantine Greek ἀκακία, perhaps a transferred use of ancient Greek ἀκακία guilelessness.

Pronunciation

akakia

/əˈkakɪə//əˈkɑːkɪə/