from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Mythology The principal Assyrian deity.
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- proper n. the head of the Assyrian pantheon, later identified with Anshar
- proper n. the city of Assur
- proper n. a common given name among Assyrian people
- proper n. grandson of Noah in Genesis
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- n. an ancient Assyrian city on the Tigris and traditional capital of Assyria; just to the south of the modern city of Mosul in Iraq
- n. chief god of the Assyrians; god of military prowess and empire; identified with Babylonian Anshar
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The later name Ashur, because of its ominous character, effectually effaced the earlier one in popular thought.
According to the Arabs, "Ashur" had four sons; Iran (father of the Furs = Persians, the Kurd, or Ghozzi, the Daylams, and the
[The god] Ashur has established it for us, along with all the gods and the head[s] of the assembly of all the holy ones.
When the Syrians went head-to-head, Dagan had more skill and anger over learning of Ashur's pimping betrayal, but Ashur fought dirty, blinding Dagan and rendering him useless as a gladiator.
He is very quiet, very considered, very well-educated, said Ashur Shamis, an exiled Libyan writer, who added that al-Nakou was a hugely respected figure among the Libyan community.
Alexander continued the march south along the Tigris past Ashur and Takrit out of the highlands of Assyria into the broad and fertile land of Babylonia.
Ashur Nick Tarabay: "He is wild, like laugh-out-loud brilliant," says Lawless.
There was a scene in Season 1 where we saw the dailies, and something terrible was happening to somebody, and we cut to Ashur, and he's having a little snack.
It's one of the things we started doing with Nick Tarabay, who plays Ashur.
Ashur deserved so much worse especially after killing his countryman Dagan, but we're finally glad to see the moment when Crixus got fed up with the Syrian's swagger and chopped at his leg.
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