ASSYRIAN
   East Semitic dialect, a form of Akkadian that was spoken in Assyria and rendered in cuneiform writing. In accordance with the different historical periods, one distinguishes between Old, Middle, and Neo-Assyrian. The largest number of Assyrian texts excavated so far date from the ninth to the middle of the seventh centuries B.C. See also LANGUAGES.

Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia. . 2012.

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  • Assyrian — /euh sear ee euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Assyria, its inhabitants, or their language. n. 2. a native or an inhabitant of Assyria. 3. the dialect of Akkadian spoken in Assyria. Cf. Akkadian (def. 1). [1585 95; ASSYRI(A) + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Assyrian — 1. noun a) A person who resided in the ancient region on the Upper Tigris river, with capital city of Assur. b) A citizen of an ancient nation and empire, including the northern half of Mesopotamia, with capital city of Nineveh. 2 …   Wiktionary

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