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1. A member of an ancient people living in Anatolia and northern Syria about 2000-1200 bc.
2. The Indo-European language of the Hittites.
Of or relating to the Hittites, their language, or their culture.

[From Hebrew ḥittî, from Akkadian ḫatti, from Hittite Hatti, land of the Hattians (indigenous inhabitants of Anatolia), of Proto-Hattic (language of the Hattians) origin.]
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1. (Historical Terms) a member of an ancient people of Anatolia, who built a great empire in N Syria and Asia Minor in the second millennium bc
2. (Peoples) a member of an ancient people of Anatolia, who built a great empire in N Syria and Asia Minor in the second millennium bc
3. (Languages) the extinct language of this people, deciphered from cuneiform inscriptions found at Boǧazköy and elsewhere. It is clearly related to the Indo-European family of languages, although the precise relationship is disputed
(Historical Terms) of or relating to this people, their civilization, or their language
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(ˈhɪt aɪt)

1. a member of a people of central Anatolia who were a significant power in Anatolia and Syria from c1900 to c1200 b.c.
2. their extinct Indo-European language, written in a cuneiform syllabary.
3. of the Hittites or their language.
[1600–10; < Hebrew ḥitt(īm) Hittite (compare Hittite Khatti) + -ite1]
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Noun1.Hittite - a member of an ancient people who inhabited Anatolia and northern Syria about 2000 to 1200 BCHittite - a member of an ancient people who inhabited Anatolia and northern Syria about 2000 to 1200 BC
denizen, dweller, habitant, inhabitant, indweller - a person who inhabits a particular place
2.Hittite - the language of the Hittites and the principal language of the Anatolian group of languages; deciphered from cuneiform inscriptions
Anatolian, Anatolian language - an extinct branch of the Indo-European family of languages known from inscriptions and important in the reconstruction of Proto-Indo European
Adj.1.Hittite - of or relating to the Hittite people or their language or culture
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A. ADJheteo, hitita
B. N
1. (= person) → heteo/a m/f, hitita mf
2. (Ling) → hitita m
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Young man, said Bildad sternly, thou art skylarking with me --explain thyself, thou young Hittite. What church dost thee mean?
Through the strange women clustering at the corners I took my way,--women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites,--and I thought, as I looked into their poor painted faces,--faces but half human, vampirish faces, faces already waxen with the look of the grave,--I thought, as I often did, of the poor little girl whom De Quincey loved, the good-hearted little `peripatetic' as he called her, who had succoured him during those nights, when, as a young man, he wandered homeless about these very streets,--that good, kind little Ann whom De Quincey had loved, then so strangely lost, and for whose face he looked into women's faces as long as he lived.
As his character was not good, and he had been bred at a charity school in a complete course, according to question and answer, of those ancient people the Amorites and Hittites, he was frequently quoted as an example of the failure of education.
Clay tablets from Bronze Age Kanis, a city in central Turkey, are inscribed in Old Assyrian and deal mostly with issues of commerce, says Kloeklhorst, but many include personal names that are mostly Hittite. This would be the earliest known record of an Indo-European language anywhere in the world, and he thinks it is time to apply the latest understanding of Hittite to these names in order to cast light on historical, ethnic, and linguistic matters in Anatolia during the period 2100-1600 BCE.
These events redrew the eastern Mediterranean and Near Eastern world's political map: the territories controlled by Babylon and Assyria shrunk to their cores; Egypt lost its empire and crumbled into political disunity; Greece entered a dark age; meanwhile, the Hittite empire, stretching from western Anatolia into Syria, completely collapsed, leaving a void.
As the daughter of a Hittite princess and the former king of Amurru, the wife of the king of Ugarit, the mother of his heir, and the sister of the reigning king of Amurru, this woman was the pivot point of generations of political alliances among Hatti, Amurru, and Ugarit.
The text depicted in prose and verse a treaty between Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II of Egypt and Hittite King Hattusili III.
It is difficult at the outset to imagine the Hittite Empire, a large, superficially autocratic Middle and Late Bronze Age empire as a primary early catalyst for representationalist principles.
Two inscribed monuments carved in Hieroglyphic Luwian, the ancient language of the Hittites, found near Hama in Syria more than 50 years ago, provide a description of Kupapiyas, the only named female known from this region in the early part of the first millennium BCE.
through its acquisition of Hittite Microwave Corp., the company said.
According to the Doy-an news agency the region where the cuneiform tablet was found is indicated in the excavators' report to have been under the influence of the Hittites. It was also mentioned in the report that the name of Ishtar, the East Semitic Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian goddess of fertility, love, war and sex, was mentioned in the writing on the tablet.
Judith daughter of Beeri the Adah daughter of Elon the Hittite Hittite 2.