Examples from the Web for mesopotamian
The returned object was not a Mesopotamian artifact, at least not in a traditional sense.
The Bible is not sui generis—it speaks with a Mesopotamian accent.
Also, the Bible clearly places the Garden of Eden “eastward,” near the Mesopotamian empire of Sumer.
The Mesopotamian bas-reliefs echoed in the shadow of Light From the Left by Charles Ray.
A lens, it must be remembered, with a fair magnifying power, has been discovered among the Mesopotamian ruins.
The oldest inscriptions of Mesopotamian rulers commemorate their services as builders of temples.The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria|Morris Jastrow
The breadth of the Mesopotamian Valley affected also the building materials and the character of the art.Archology and the Bible|George A. Barton
No one who has not sampled it for himself can credit the intense cold of such a Mesopotamian night.The Secrets of a Kuttite|Edward O. Mousley
It was always the prisoners from the Mesopotamian front who had the worst time on the journey.A Prisoner in Turkey|John Still
British Dictionary definitions for mesopotamian (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for mesopotamian (2 of 2)
Word Origin for Mesopotamia
Word Origin and History for mesopotamian
ancient name for the land that lies between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers (in modern Iraq), from Greek mesopotamia (khora), literally "a country between two rivers," from fem. of mesopotamos, from mesos "middle" (see medial (adj.)) + potamos "river" (see potamo-).
In 19c. the word sometimes was used in the sense of "anything which gives irrational or inexplicable comfort to the hearer," based on the story of the old woman who told her pastor that she "found great support in that comfortable word Mesopotamia" ["Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable," 1870]. The place was called Mespot (1917) by British soldiers serving there in World War I. Related: Mesopotamian.
Culture definitions for mesopotamian
A region of western Asia, in what is now Iraq, known as the “cradle of civilization.” Western writing first developed there, done with sticks on clay tablets. Agricultural organization on a large scale also began in Mesopotamia, along with work in bronze and iron (see Bronze Age and Iron Age). Governmental systems in the region were especially advanced (see Babylon (see also Babylon) and Hammurabi). A number of peoples lived in Mesopotamia, including the Sumerians, Akkadians, Hittites, and Assyrians.