Dictionary.com

Hittite

[ hit-ahyt ]
/ ˈhɪt aɪt /
Save This Word!

noun

a member of an ancient people who established a powerful empire in Asia Minor and Syria, dominant from about 1900 to 1200 b.c.
an extinct language of the Anatolian branch of Indo-European, preserved in cuneiform inscriptions of the second millennium b.c.Compare Hieroglyphic Hittite.

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the Hittites or their language.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!

In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of Hittite

1600–10; <Hebrew ḥitt(īm) Hittite (compare Hittite Khatti) + -ite1
post-Hittite, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for Hittite

Hittite
/ (ˈhɪtaɪt) /

noun

a member of an ancient people of Anatolia, who built a great empire in N Syria and Asia Minor in the second millennium bc
the extinct language of this people, deciphered from cuneiform inscriptions found at Boǧazköy and elsewhere. It is clearly related to the Indo-European family of languages, although the precise relationship is disputed

adjective

of or relating to this people, their civilization, or their language
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Essays. Emails. Everything. Get Help Now!