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Su·me·ri·an

 (so͞o-mîr′ē-ən, -mĕr′-)
adj.
Of or relating to ancient Sumer or its people, language, or culture.
n.
1. A member of an ancient people, probably of non-Semitic origin, who established a nation of city-states in Sumer in the fourth millennium bc that is one of the earliest known historic civilizations.
2. The language of the Sumerians, of no known linguistic affiliation.
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Sumerian

(suːˈmɪərɪən; -ˈmɛər-)
n
1. (Historical Terms) a member of a people who established a civilization in Sumer during the 4th millennium bc
2. (Peoples) a member of a people who established a civilization in Sumer during the 4th millennium bc
3. (Languages) the extinct language of this people, of no known relationship to any other language
adj
4. (Historical Terms) of or relating to ancient Sumer, its inhabitants, or their language or civilization
5. (Placename) of or relating to ancient Sumer, its inhabitants, or their language or civilization
6. (Peoples) of or relating to ancient Sumer, its inhabitants, or their language or civilization
7. (Languages) of or relating to ancient Sumer, its inhabitants, or their language or civilization
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Su•me•ri•an

(suˈmɪər i ən, -ˈmɛr-)

n.
1. a native or inhabitant of Sumer.
2. the extinct language of the Sumerians, of uncertain affiliation, attested in pictographic and later in cuneiform writing.
adj.
3. of or pertaining to Sumer, its people, or their language.
[1870–75]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Sumerian - a member of a people who inhabited ancient SumerSumerian - a member of a people who inhabited ancient Sumer
Babylonian - an inhabitant of ancient Babylon
Adj.1.Sumerian - of or relating to ancient Sumer or its inhabitants
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Translations
súmerska
Sumerisch
Sümerce

Sumerian

adjsumerisch
n
Sumerer(in) m(f)
(Ling) → Sumerisch nt
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Explorations over a wider area disclosed hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of clay tablets with detailed accounts of the life of the Sumerians, from their business transactions, political system, battles, and even the story of man's creation.
Drawing inspiration from the ancient Sumerian word Abzu, the name given to what the Sumerians believed the ocean truly was -- a body capable of providing not just life, but wisdom, to the world, a belief that was the core of their 'cosmic ocean' philosophy, that the ocean is the primary source of all life on this planet.
The Sumerians, the cultural predecessors of the Babylonians in southern Mesopotamia, are usually credited with the development of a calendar based on lunar months.
After its fall, the language isolate speaking Gutians, a pre-Iranic race from Ancient Iran, over-ran the region for a few decades, making Arrapha their capital, before being ejected from Mesopotamia by Sumerians during the Neo-Sumerian Empire (2112-2004 BC).
For the Sumerians this direction could be described by the word kur (earth/mountains) that designated both a foreign land and the netherworld.
Another difference pointed out by Berlin is the fact that the Sumerians did not have to deal with an exile.
Dr Qusay Al Turky, who is an expert in ancient Eastern civilisation and Iraq's languages, said Sumerians considered Bahrain the land of immortality.
Indeed, the Sumerians, who lived in what is now Iraq, used those innovations to lift human society to the level of a civilization for the first time, according to one school of thought.
"There are claims that Nibiru, a supposed planet discovered by the Sumerians, is heading towards the Earth.
C Mayo, Rotherham ARECENT archaeological evidence suggests that Tamil spoken in the Indian sub-continent could have been the language used by the Indus civilisation and even the Sumerians.
After an introductory chapter by the editor, chapters are devoted to the extant literature of the Sumerians, Egyptians, Akkadians, Hittites, Canaanites, Israelites, and Arameans.
However, besides the two basic ingredients, barley and emmer (a species of wheat) the brew produced in the clay jars of the Sumerians is shrouded in mystery.