from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of Ashur.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. One of the capitals of ancient Assyria.
  • proper n. The name of the chief deity of the city (see Ashur).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an ancient Assyrian city.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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


From Akkadian 𒀸𒋩 (Aššur, "Assur"). (Wiktionary)


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