As regards the English spelling of the name adopted throughout the Ency.
To the Hebrews it was known as Acco ('Re- vised Version spelling), but it is mentioned only once in the Old Testament, namely Judges i.
In the spelling Mar-tu, the name is as old as the first Babylonian dynasty, but from the 15th century B.C. and downwards its syllabic equivalent Amurru is applied primarily to the land extending northwards of Palestine as far as Kadesh on the Orontes.
Whether Aldo was the sole composer of the work on spelling, in its first edition, may be doubted; but he appropriated the subject and made it his own.