of or relating to Sumer, its people, or their language.
a native or inhabitant of Sumer.
a language of unknown affinities that was the language of the Sumerians and had, in the late 4th and 3rd millenniums b.c., a well-developed literature that is preserved in pictographic and cuneiform writing and represents the world’s oldest extant written documents.
a member of a people who established a civilization in Sumer during the 4th millennium bc
the extinct language of this people, of no known relationship to any other language
of or relating to ancient Sumer, its inhabitants, or their language or civilization
noun 1. the study of the history, language, and culture of the Sumerians.
noun 1. a city in SE Azerbaijan, on the Caspian Sea.
noun, Japanese. 1. black ink made from a mixture of plant soot and glue solidified into sticks or cakes the ends of which are scraped or ground into water on an ink slab, much used by calligraphers and painters.
noun, plural sumi-e. Japanese. 1. (in fine arts) a monochrome painting executed in ink: Zen painters were masters of sumi-e.