Assyrian



of or relating to , its inhabitants, or their language.
a native or an inhabitant of .
the dialect of Akkadian spoken in .
Compare (def 1).
Contemporary Examples

The Assyrian and Babylonian empires appear throughout the Old Testament as examples of ruthless grandeur and godless decadence.
ISIS Is About to Destroy Biblical History in Iraq Christopher Dickey July 6, 2014

But the Assyrian Church here is not triumphant; it has been on the defensive for decades.
The Tragic Exodus of Iraq’s Christians Jamie Dettmer June 21, 2014

Mosul is in the middle of 1,791 registered archeological sites, including four capitals of the Assyrian empire.
ISIS Is About to Destroy Biblical History in Iraq Christopher Dickey July 6, 2014

noun
an inhabitant of ancient Assyria
a modern-day descendant of the ancient Assyrians

the language of the ancient Assyrians, belonging to the E Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family and regarded as a dialect of Akkadian
a dialect of Aramaic, spoken by modern Assyrians

adjective
of, relating to, or characteristic of the ancient or modern Assyrians, their language, or culture

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