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[uh-seer-ee-ol-uh-jee] /əˌsɪər iˈɒl ə dʒi/
the study of the history, language, etc., of the ancient Assyrians.
Origin of Assyriology
First recorded in 1820-30; Assyri(a) + -o- + -logy
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[uh-seer-ee-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /əˌsɪər i əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
Assyriologist, noun Unabridged
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Historical Examples
  • Sometimes, daddy dear, you show a wonderful understanding of things that have nothing to do with Assyriology.

    The Gray Phantom Herman Landon
  • One who was to perform yeoman service for Assyriology now entered the field.

  • Assyriology leads me to mention M. and Mme. Dieulafoy, well known for their excavations at Suse, and their books.

    My Memoirs Marguerite Steinheil
  • They form a connecting link between Egyptology and Assyriology, and bring forth their relation with Palestine.

  • We owe to Assyriology his restoration to his proper place in the annals of mankind.

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar
  • Assyriology, the study of the monuments of Assyria, chiefly in a Biblical interest.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
British Dictionary definitions for Assyriology


the study of the culture, history, and archaeological remains of ancient Assyria
Derived Forms
Assyriologist, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Assyriology

1846, from Assyria + -ology. Related: Assyriologist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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