[ uh-seer-ee-uh n ]
/ əˈsɪər i ən /
of or relating to Assyria, its inhabitants, or their language.
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British Dictionary definitions for assyrian
/ (əˈsɪrɪən) /
an inhabitant of ancient Assyria
a modern-day descendant of the ancient Assyrians
- the language of the ancient Assyrians, belonging to the E Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family and regarded as a dialect of Akkadian
- a dialect of Aramaic, spoken by modern Assyrians
of, relating to, or characteristic of the ancient or modern Assyrians, their language, or culture
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