Assyria

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Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin Assyria, from Ancient Greek Ἀσσυρία (Assuría), from Akkadian 𒀸𒋗𒁺𐎹 (Aššūrāyu), from 𒀸𒋩 (Aššur, Assur), its original capital.

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Assyria

  1. A Semitic Akkadian kingdom, extant as a nation state from the mid–23rd century BC to 608 BC centred on the Upper Tigris river, in northern Mesopotamia (present day northern Iraq), that came to rule regional empires a number of times through history.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἀσσυρία (Assuría), from Akkadian 𒀸𒋗𒁺𐎹 (Aššūrāyu), from 𒀸𒋩 (Aššur, Assur), its original capital.

Proper noun[edit]

Assyria f (genitive Assyriae); first declension

  1. Assyria (ancient kingdom and subsequent Roman province)

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First declension.

Case Singular
nominative Assyria
genitive Assyriae
dative Assyriae
accusative Assyriam
ablative Assyriā
vocative Assyria

References[edit]

  • Assyria in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Assyria” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Assyria in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[1]
  • Assyria in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Assyria in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly

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Proper noun[edit]

Assyria f

  1. Obsolete spelling of Assíria (used in Portugal until September 1911 and died out in Brazil during the 1920s).