Assyrian

noun
As·​syr·​i·​an | \ ə-ˈsir-ē-ən How to pronounce Assyrian (audio) \

Definition of Assyrian

1 : a native or inhabitant of ancient Assyria
2 : the dialect of Akkadian spoken by the Assyrians

Other Words from Assyrian

Assyrian adjective

First Known Use of Assyrian

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Assyrian

Time Traveler for Assyrian

Time Traveler

The first known use of Assyrian was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Statistics for Assyrian

Cite this Entry

“Assyrian.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Assyrian. Accessed 23 January 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on Assyrian

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with Assyrian

Britannica English: Translation of Assyrian for Arabic Speakers

Comments on Assyrian

What made you want to look up Assyrian? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

out of the ordinary or unreasonable

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Intact Latin Quiz

  • roman tablet
  • What did focus mean in Latin?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!