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 (ä′sho͝or′) also As·sur (ä′so͝or′, ä′sho͝or′)
n. Mythology
The principal Assyrian deity.
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(Other Non-Christian Religions) a variant spelling of Assur
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(ˈɑ sʊər)

also Ashur

the supreme god of Assyria.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ashur - chief god of the AssyriansAshur - chief god of the Assyrians; god of military prowess and empire; identified with Babylonian Anshar
Assyria - an ancient kingdom in northern Mesopotamia which is in present-day Iraq
2.Ashur - an ancient Assyrian city on the Tigris and traditional capital of AssyriaAshur - 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
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Despite sustaining more damage over the past decade, to which looting and extended fighting were major contributing factors, the city of Babylon is not among UNESCO's endangered World Heritage Sites, unlike the ancient city of Ashur (a site also known as Qal'at Sherqat).
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Chairman of the Bar Association, Sameh Ashur, welcomed the presidential apology.
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Taqah: The Gulf Scout Jamboree themed 'Scouting: the Culture of Dialogue and Peace,' concluded at the headquarters of the Permanent Scout Campsite in Mount Ashur Plain in Dhofar Governorate on Monday.
"There were no deaths but we had 20 people slightly injured in the panic, 12 of them in Algiers and eight at Boumerdes," to the east, said civil defence official Colonel Farouk Ashur.