- (abbreviation): Hitt.
From Hittite. Coined erroneously in the early 20th century in confusion with the neighboring Hattites (Hattic) whose language was recorded in discovered texts as [script needed] (hasili). It is now known that the Hittites called themselves [script needed] (nesili, “pertaining to the city of Nesa”), hence the much less used alternative name Nesite or Neshite.
Hittite (plural Hittites)
- A person of the Hittite Kingdom, a Bronze Age kingdom of Anatolia.
- An ancient Indo-European language of the Anatolian branch, attested from the 16th century BC until the 13th century BC.
Hittite (not comparable)
- Of or relating to the Hittite people.
- Of or relating to the Hittite language.
- Of or relating to the Hittite Kingdom, located in central Anatolia (modern Turkey), that flourished from about 1800 to 1400 BCE.
- Appendix:Hittite Swadesh list for a Swadesh list of basic vocabulary words in Hittite
- Category:Hittite language