Origin of Assyriology

First recorded in 1820–30; Assyri(a) + -o- + -logy
Related formsAs·syr·i·o·log·i·cal [uh-seer-ee-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /əˌsɪər i əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectiveAs·syr·i·ol·o·gist, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for assyriology

Historical Examples of assyriology

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

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

    My Memoirs

    Marguerite Steinheil

  • One who was to perform yeoman service for Assyriology now entered the field.

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

  • Sometimes, daddy dear, you show a wonderful understanding of things that have nothing to do with Assyriology.

    The Gray Phantom

    Herman Landon

British Dictionary definitions for assyriology


  1. the study of the culture, history, and archaeological remains of ancient Assyria
Derived FormsAssyriologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for assyriology



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

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