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Assyrian

[ uh-seer-ee-uhn ]
/ əˈsɪər i ən /
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adjective

of or relating to Assyria, its inhabitants, or their language.

noun

a native or an inhabitant of Assyria.
the dialect of Akkadian spoken in Assyria. Compare Akkadian (def. 1).

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Origin of Assyrian

First recorded in 1585–95; Assyri(a) + -an

OTHER WORDS FROM Assyrian

pre-As·syr·i·an, adjectivepseu·do-As·syr·i·an, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Assyrian

Assyrian
/ (əˈsɪrɪən) /

noun

an inhabitant of ancient Assyria
a modern-day descendant of the ancient Assyrians
  1. the language of the ancient Assyrians, belonging to the E Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family and regarded as a dialect of Akkadian
  2. a dialect of Aramaic, spoken by modern Assyrians

adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of the ancient or modern Assyrians, their language, or culture
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