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Mes·o·po·ta·mi·a

 (mĕs′ə-pə-tā′mē-ə)
An ancient region of southwest Asia between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in modern-day Iraq. Probably settled before 5000 bc, the area was the home of numerous early civilizations, including Sumer, Akkad, Babylonia, and Assyria. It declined in importance after Mongol invaders destroyed its extensive irrigation system in ad 1258.

Mes′o·po·ta′mi·an adj. & n.

Mesopotamia

(ˌmɛsəpəˈteɪmɪə)
n
(Placename) a region of SW Asia between the lower and middle reaches of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers: site of several ancient civilizations
[Latin from Greek mesopotamia (khora) (the land) between rivers]

Mes•o•po•ta•mi•a

(ˌmɛs ə pəˈteɪ mi ə)

n.
an ancient region in W Asia between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers: now part of Iraq.
Mes`o•po•ta′mi•an, adj., n.

Mesopotamia

- Translates to "area or country between two rivers"—the Tigris and the Euphrates.
See also related terms for rivers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Mesopotamia - the land between the Tigris and EuphratesMesopotamia - the land between the Tigris and Euphrates; site of several ancient civilizations; part of what is now known as Iraq
Akkadian - an ancient branch of the Semitic languages
Assyrian Akkadian, Assyrian - an extinct language of the Assyrians in ancient Mesopotamia
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
Babylon - the chief city of ancient Mesopotamia and capital of the ancient kingdom of Babylonia
Babylonia, Chaldaea, Chaldea - an ancient kingdom in southern Mesopotamia; Babylonia conquered Israel in the 6th century BC and exiled the Jews to Babylon (where Daniel became a counselor to the king)
Chaldaea, Chaldea - an ancient region of Mesopotamia lying between the Euphrates delta and the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Desert; settled in 1000 BC and destroyed by the Persians in 539 BC; reached the height of its power under Nebuchadnezzar II
Assyria - an ancient kingdom in northern Mesopotamia which is in present-day Iraq
Apsu - father of the gods and consort of Tiamat
Aruru - mother and earth goddess in Gilgamish epic; identified with Sumerian Ki and Ninkhursag
Dagan - god of agriculture and earth; counterpart of Phoenician Dagon
Ea - the Babylonian god of wisdom; son of Apsu and father of Marduk; counterpart of the Sumerian Enki; as one of the supreme triad including Anu and Bel he was assigned control of the watery element
Ereshkigal, Eresh-kigal, Ereshkigel - goddess of death and consort of Nergal
Namtar, Namtaru - a demon personifying death; messenger of the underworld goddess Ereshkigal bringing death to mankind
Nergal - (Akkadian) god ruling with his consort Ereshkigal the world of the dead
Ningal - (Akkadian) a goddess; wife of the Moon god Sin
Sin - (Akkadian) god of the Moon; counterpart of Sumerian Nanna
Tiamat - (Akkadian) mother of the gods and consort of Apsu
Translations
KahejõemaaMesopotaamia
KaksoisvirranmaaMesopotamia
Mezopotámia
MesopotamienTvåflodslandet

Mesopotamia

[ˌmesəpəˈteɪmɪə] NMesopotamia f

Mesopotamia

nMesopotamien nt
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Though the long period of a Southern whaling voyage (by far the longest of all voyages now or ever made by man), the peculiar perils of it, and the community of interest prevailing among a company, all of whom, high or low, depend for their profits, not upon fixed wages, but upon their common luck, together with their common vigilance, intrepidity, and hard work; though all these things do in some cases tend to beget a less rigorous discipline than in merchantmen generally; yet, never mind how much like an old Mesopotamian family these whalemen may, in some primitive instances, live together; for all that, the punctilious externals, at least, of the quarter-deck are seldom materially relaxed, and in no instance done away.
Thus her survey includes a range of world beliefs, from Buddhism and Hindu mystics to early Mesopotamians and the Aboriginals of Australia.
To the Mesopotamians, seven was the number of fullness and perfection, and thus the basis of ordered arrangement; also, particular importance was attached to it in the symbolism of numbers.
Porter's essay provides very good descriptions of the demonic population of Mesopotamia, and how the Mesopotamians dealt with them.
The only two that apply to the law are stealing and killing, and a long time before the Hebrews came on the scene, the Egyptians, Babylonians, Sumerians, the Mesopotamians, etc.
Mesopotamia" is understood broadly and includes portions of Syria that had cultural similarities to the Mesopotamians in antiquity.
The Mesopotamians invented beer at least 6,000 years ago and the first electric battery.
Although Tolkien, as a Christian, would hardly see Anu and Inanna, as related by Turco, as the gods worshipped by Isildur, on the other hand the very name Isildur, signifying 'servant of the moon' has an inherently 'pagan' aspect to it, and in any event the Mesopotamians 'felt' about Anu and Inanna the way the Numenoreans no doubt 'felt' about Eru Iluvatar.
It charts the development of Iraqi cuisine over the centuries, starting with the ancient Mesopotamians, through medieval times and right up to the present day.
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