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Assyrian

[uh-seer-ee-uh n] /əˈsɪər i ən/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Assyria, its inhabitants, or their language.
noun
2.
a native or an inhabitant of Assyria.
3.
the dialect of Akkadian spoken in Assyria.
Compare Akkadian (def 1).
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; Assyri(a) + -an
Related forms
pre-Assyrian, adjective
pseudo-Assyrian, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Assyrian

Assyrian

/əˈsɪrɪən/
noun
1.
an inhabitant of ancient Assyria
2.
a modern-day descendant of the ancient Assyrians
3.
  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
4.
of, relating to, or characteristic of the ancient or modern Assyrians, their language, or culture
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