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Variant of Ashur.
1. (Other Non-Christian Religions) the supreme national god of the ancient Assyrians, chiefly a war god, whose symbol was an archer within a winged disc
2. (Historical Terms) one of the chief cities of ancient Assyria, on the River Tigris about 100 km (60 miles) downstream from the present-day city of Mosul
3. (Placename) one of the chief cities of ancient Assyria, on the River Tigris about 100 km (60 miles) downstream from the present-day city of Mosul
the supreme god of Assyria.
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|Noun||1.||Assur - an ancient Assyrian city on the Tigris and traditional capital of Assyria; just to the south of the modern city of Mosul in Iraq|
Al-Iraq, Irak, Iraq, Republic of Iraq - a republic in the Middle East in western Asia; the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia was in the area now known as Iraq
Assyria - an ancient kingdom in northern Mesopotamia which is in present-day Iraq