Assyrian

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Assur, the original capital city of Assyria.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: ə-sĭrʹē-ən, IPA(key): /əˈsɪɹi.ən/
  • Hyphenation: As‧syr‧i‧an
  • Rhymes: -ɪɹiən

Noun[edit]

Assyrian (plural Assyrians)

  1. (historical) A person who resided in the ancient region on the Upper Tigris river, with capital city of Assur.
  2. (historical) A citizen of an ancient nation and empire, including the northern half of Mesopotamia, with capital city of Nineveh.
  3. A member of a traditionally Christian ethnic group originating in the Middle East, who identify as descendants of the ancient Assyrians.

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Adjective[edit]

Assyrian (not comparable)

  1. (historical) Of or pertaining to the ancient region on the Upper Tigris river, with capital city of Assur.
  2. (historical) Of or pertaining to the ancient nation and empire, including the northern half of Mesopotamia, with capital city of Nineveh.
  3. Of or pertaining to the Assyrian people.

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Proper noun[edit]

Assyrian

  1. Any Syriac language spoken by Assyrian peoples, particularly Assyrian Neo-Aramaic.
  2. A dialect of Akkadian spoken in ancient Assyria.

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