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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This event is traced in Sumerian writings and later Jewish biblical scrolls as the great flood.
(I resolutely resisted the temptation to take the easy road and use modern words as loan words in Sumerian, which would have ruined the whole experiment).
This is all well and good for purposes of plot, but Stephenson wraps all of this in Sumerian mythos.
Sound: Born of Osiris have come a long way since their deviation from the metalcore sound they employed prior to getting signed by up-and-coming label Sumerian Records.
But how did the band manage to get the attention of small-but-celebrated California indie label Sumerian Records when everyone was still in high school?
Beside the fertile tract of country above Hit on the Euphrates -- a land which has been identified as the Sumerian Garden of Eden -- stretches
This is the case even in what is called the Sumerian system itself, and when its signs and processes were borrowed by other nations, the tendency to abandon figuration was of course still more marked.
The question is only of secondary importance, but M. Halévy enlarges its scope by reopening the whole matter of debate between himself and M. Oppert as to the true character of what Assyriologists call the Sumerian language and written character.
The fermented cereal beverage enjoyed by Sumerians, so-called Sumerian beer, may have been alcohol-free, suggests a recent review of ancient Sumerian practices.
The Sumerian culture is the first recorded civilization on earth, then called Sumerian, today's Iraq.