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Assyriology

[uh-seer-ee-ol-uh-jee] /əˌsɪər iˈɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the study of the history, language, etc., of the ancient Assyrians.
Origin of Assyriology
1820-1830
1820-30; Assyri(a) + -o- + -logy
Related forms
Assyriological
[uh-seer-ee-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /əˌsɪər i əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
Assyriologist, noun
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Examples from the Web for Assyriology
Historical Examples
  • Sometimes, daddy dear, you show a wonderful understanding of things that have nothing to do with Assyriology.

    The Gray Phantom Herman Landon
  • One who was to perform yeoman service for Assyriology now entered the field.

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

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

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

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar
  • Assyriology, the study of the monuments of Assyria, chiefly in a Biblical interest.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
British Dictionary definitions for Assyriology

Assyriology

/əˌsɪrɪˈɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the study of the culture, history, and archaeological remains of ancient Assyria
Derived Forms
Assyriologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for Assyriology
n.

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

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