Assyria

geographical name
As·​syr·​ia | \ ə-ˈsir-ē-ə How to pronounce Assyria (audio) \
variants: or biblical Assur \ ä-​ˈsu̇r How to pronounce Assur (audio) , ˈä-​ˌsu̇r \ or Ashur \ ˈä-​ˌshu̇r How to pronounce Ashur (audio) \

Definition of Assyria

ancient empire of western Asia extending along the middle course of the Tigris River and over foothills to the east; early capital Calah, later capital Nineveh

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“Assyria.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Assyria. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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