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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.]


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


(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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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


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.
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.
He also properly adopts the analysis of Oettinger (1988), according to which by a reanalysis of verbal nouns in -war, -was Hittite productively formed quasi-participles such as par(a)snawant-squatting to par(a)sna(i)- squat.
With the move, Arrow's Supply Assurance business procured a range of high-performance radio frequency and microwave products on select legacy Hittite product lines that were formally discontinued in 2015.
Judith daughter of Beeri the Adah daughter of Elon the Hittite Hittite 2.
Reportedly, these two Hittite figures date back to 1800 B.
John Garstang and the Discovery of the Hittite World displays original artefacts excavated during his travels in Turkey between 1908-11.
Most of it has remained in storage until the new show, entitled The Lost World of the Hittite Empire, opens to the public from tomorrow at the Victoria Gallery and Museum, Brownlow Hill.
More has come from the Hittite realm and from the rich port of Ugarit on the Syrian coast, while random references elsewhere show that such interactions spanned the whole period.
Hittite will reportedly apply this advanced high frequency technology to markets that require highly integrated solutions.
Hattusha Orchestral Ensemble" --comprised of Turkish, Italian, Hungarian and Portuguese musicians-- will give concerts by using Hittite musical instruments within the scope of "KaleidoscopEurope" project.