Hurrian

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Etymology[edit]

From Hurrian 𒄷𒌨𒊑 (Ḫu-ur-ri). According to Falkenstein, the name is from or related to Sumerian 𐏃𐎽𐎼𐎢𐎶 (Hurrum), a mountain of the Zagros in western Iran.

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Hurrian (plural Hurrians)

  1. (historical) A member of an ancient people who lived in northern Mesopotamia and created a powerful kingdom called Mitanni in the 16th-13th century BC.

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Hurrian (comparative more Hurrian, superlative most Hurrian)

  1. Of or pertaining to the Hurrians or their language or culture.

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Hurrian

  1. The language of Hurrians, neither Indo-European nor Semitic, whose only known relative is the Urartian.

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  • Zeitschrift fur Assyriologie 49-15 (1949)