Hittite

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From Biblical Hebrew חִתִּי, from Hittite 𒄩𒋾[translit?].

In reference to the Indo-European-speaking people of Asia Minor (as opposed to the Biblical Hittites), this term was first used in the early 20th century in confusion with the neighboring Hattites (Hattic) whose language was recorded in discovered texts as [script needed] (ḫašili). It is now known that the Hittites called themselves 𒉈𒅆𒇷 (nešili, pertaining to the city of Nesa), hence the much less used alternative name Nesite or Neshite.

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Hittite (plural Hittites)

  1. A person of the Hittite Kingdom, a Bronze Age kingdom of Anatolia.

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Hittite

  1. An ancient Indo-European language of the Anatolian branch, attested from the 16th century BC until the 13th century BC.

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Hittite (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to the Hittite people.
  2. Of or relating to the Hittite language.
  3. Of or relating to the Hittite Kingdom, located in central Anatolia (modern Turkey), that flourished from about 1800 to 1400 BCE.

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