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

  • adj. Of or relating to ancient Sumer or its people, language, or culture.
  • n. A member of an ancient people, probably of non-Semitic origin, who established a nation of city-states in Sumer in the fourth millennium B.C. that is one of the earliest known historic civilizations.
  • n. The language of the Sumerians, of no known linguistic affiliation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, from or pertaining to Sumer.
  • adj. Of, from or pertaining lower Babylonia, which was anciently called Šumer in Akkadian.
  • n. A person of Sumer.
  • n. A native of lower Babylonia, called Šumer in Akkadian.
  • proper n. The ancient language spoken in Sumer, a language isolate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the region of lower Babylonia, which was anciently called Sumer, or its inhabitants or their language.
  • n. A native of lower Babylonia, anciently called Sumer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See Accadian.

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

  • adj. of or relating to ancient Sumer or its inhabitants
  • n. a member of a people who inhabited ancient Sumer

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