American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to Assyria or its people, language, or culture.
- n. A native or inhabitant of Assyria.
- n. See Akkadian.
- n. The Assyrian dialects of Akkadian.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining or relating to Assyria or to its inhabitants.
- n. A native or an inhabitant of Assyria, an ancient country of Asia, east of the river Tigris, long at the head of the powerful Assyrian empire, including Babylonia and other neighboring countries.
- n. The language of the Assyrians, which has been preserved by and largely recovered from their cuneiform inscriptions. See cuneiform.
- n. A person who resided in the ancient region on the Upper Tigris river, with capital city of Assur.
- n. A citizen of an ancient nation and empire, including the northern half of Mesopotamia, with capital city of Nineveh.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the ancient region on the Upper Tigris river, with capital city of Assur.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the ancient nation and empire, including the northern half of Mesopotamia, with capital city of Nineveh.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to Assyria, or to its inhabitants.
- n. the language of modern Iraq
- n. an inhabitant of ancient Assyria
- n. an extinct language of the Assyrians in ancient Mesopotamia
- From Assur, the original capital city of Assyria (Wiktionary)
“Isa Sumer and the primitive ADO - ideology: Combination of the term Assyrian / Syrian”
“Fikri Aygur and the primitive ADO ideology: Combination of the term Assyrian / Syrian”
“2.2 Madam Tunc and the primitive ADO - ideology: Combination of the term Assyrian / Syrian”
“It is noticeable that the distinction between the Semitic newcomers and the indigenous Shumiro-Accadians continues long to be traceable in the names of the royal temple-builders, even after the new Semitic idiom, which we call the Assyrian, had entirely ousted the old language -- a process which must have taken considerable time, for it appears, and indeed stands to reason, that the newcomers, in order to secure the wished for influence and propagate their own culture, at first not only learned to understand but actually used themselves the language of the people among whom they came, at least in their public documents.”
“Jinn reflect the sensibilities of those imagining them, just as in Assyrian times they were taken to be the spirits responsible for manias, who melted into the light at dawn.”
“The eagle-headed human figure in Assyrian sculptures is no doubt Nisroch, the same as Asshur, the chief Assyrian god; the corresponding goddess was Asheera, or Astarte; this means a "grove," or sacred tree, often found as the symbol of the heavenly hosts (Saba) in the sculptures, as Asshur the Eponymus hero of Assyria (Ge 10: 11) answered to the sun or Baal, Belus, the title of office, "Lord.”
“Adrammelech -- supposed by some to be the same as Molech, and in Assyrian mythology to stand for the sun.”
“A sacred tree is often found in Assyrian sculpture; symbol of the starry hosts, Saba. gardens -- planted enclosures for idolatry; the counterpart of the garden of Eden.”
“The Medes, perhaps, had such chariots, though no traces of them are found in Assyrian remains.”
“Accordingly Jerome says that he read in Assyrian histories that, "when the Tyrians saw no hope of escaping, they fled to Carthage or some islands of the Ionian and AEgean Seas" [Bishop Newton].”
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