Assyrian


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As·syr·i·an

 (ə-sîr′ē-ən)
adj.
Of or relating to Assyria or its people, language, or culture.
n.
1. A native or inhabitant of Assyria.
2. See Akkadian.
3. The Assyrian dialects of Akkadian.

Assyrian

(əˈsɪrɪən)
n
1. (Historical Terms) an inhabitant of ancient Assyria
2. (Peoples) an inhabitant of ancient Assyria
3. (Peoples) a modern-day descendant of the ancient Assyrians
4. (Historical Terms)
a. the language of the ancient Assyrians, belonging to the E Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family and regarded as a dialect of Akkadian
b. a dialect of Aramaic, spoken by modern Assyrians
5. (Languages)
a. the language of the ancient Assyrians, belonging to the E Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family and regarded as a dialect of Akkadian
b. a dialect of Aramaic, spoken by modern Assyrians
6. (Languages) the language of the ancient Assyrians, belonging to the E Semitic subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic family and regarded as a dialect of Akkadian
adj
7. (Historical Terms) of, relating to, or characteristic of the ancient or modern Assyrians, their language, or culture
8. (Peoples) of, relating to, or characteristic of the ancient or modern Assyrians, their language, or culture
9. (Languages) of, relating to, or characteristic of the ancient or modern Assyrians, their language, or culture

As•syr•i•an

(əˈsɪər i ən)

n.
1. a native or inhabitant of Assyria.
2. the dialect of Akkadian spoken in Assyria.
3. a member of any of a number of Christian Neo-Aramaic-speaking communities in the Near East and in central Asia, W Europe, and the U.S.
adj.
4. of or pertaining to Assyria, its inhabitants, or their language.
5. of or pertaining to the contemporary Assyrians or their language.
[1585–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Assyrian - an inhabitant of ancient AssyriaAssyrian - an inhabitant of ancient Assyria  
Semite - a member of a group of Semitic-speaking peoples of the Middle East and northern Africa
2.Assyrian - the language of modern Iraq
Aramaic - a Semitic language originally of the ancient Arameans but still spoken by other people in southwestern Asia
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
3.Assyrian - an extinct language of the Assyrians in ancient Mesopotamia
Akkadian - an ancient branch of the Semitic languages
Mesopotamia - the land between the Tigris and Euphrates; site of several ancient civilizations; part of what is now known as Iraq
Translations
AsiracAsirkaasirski

Assyrian

[əˈsɪrɪən]
A. ADJasirio
B. Nasirio/a m/f

Assyrian

adjassyrisch
n
Assyrer(in) m(f)
(= language)Assyrisch nt
References in classic literature ?
It may well be conceived, what an unsavory odor such a mass must exhale; worse than an Assyrian city in the plague, when the living are incompetent to bury the departed.
The Boy Stood on the Burning Deck" followed; also "The Assyrian Came Down," and other declama- tory gems.
Whereof hee soon aware, Each perturbation smooth'd with outward calme, Artificer of fraud; and was the first That practisd falshood under saintly shew, Deep malice to conceale, couch't with revenge: Yet not anough had practisd to deceive URIEL once warnd; whose eye pursu'd him down The way he went, and on th' ASSYRIAN mount Saw him disfigur'd, more then could befall Spirit of happie sort: his gestures fierce He markd and mad demeanour, then alone, As he suppos'd, all unobserv'd, unseen.
Is he not Isaac of York, rich enough to redeem the captivity of the ten tribes of Israel, who were led into Assyrian bondage?
Blunt moodily, "was written on a half sheet of paper, with his device of an Assyrian bull at the head.
He had the face and beard which I associate with an Assyrian bull; the former florid, the latter so black as almost to have a suspicion of blue, spade-shaped and rippling down over his chest.
She repressed her impulse to speak aloud, and rose and wandered about rather aimlessly among the statues until she found herself in another gallery devoted to engraved obelisks and winged Assyrian bulls, and her emotion took another turn.
And how good it was to turn one's back upon all that vaulted cold, to take Hilda's arm and hurry out of the great door and down the steps into the sunlight among the pigeons--to know that the warm and vital thing within him was still there and had not been snatched away to flush Caesar's lean cheek or to feed the veins of some bearded Assyrian king.
Yet He at length, time to himself best known, Remembering Abraham, by some wondrous call May bring them back, repentant and sincere, And at their passing cleave the Assyrian flood, While to their native land with joy they haste, As the Red Sea and Jordan once he cleft, When to the Promised Land their fathers passed.
Of those that began great and ended in a point, there are thousands of examples, for all the Pharaohs and Ptolemies of Egypt, the Caesars of Rome, and the whole herd (if I may such a word to them) of countless princes, monarchs, lords, Medes, Assyrians, Persians, Greeks, and barbarians, all these lineages and lordships have ended in a point and come to nothing, they themselves as well as their founders, for it would be impossible now to find one of their descendants, and, even should we find one, it would be in some lowly and humble condition.
Breathing that sea breeze, so much more invigorating and balsamic as the land is approached, contemplating all the power of those preparations she was commissioned to destroy, all the power of that army which she was to combat alone--she, a woman with a few bags of gold--Milady compared herself mentally to Judith, the terrible Jewess, when she penetrated the camp of the Assyrians and beheld the enormous mass of chariots, horses, men, and arms, which a gesture of her hand was to dissipate like a cloud of smoke.
Wars, in ancient time, seemed more to move from east to west; for the Persians, Assyrians, Arabians, Tartars (which were the invaders) were all eastern people.