As·​syr·​i·​an ə-ˈsir-ē-ən How to pronounce Assyrian (audio)
: a native or inhabitant of ancient Assyria
: the dialect of Akkadian spoken by the Assyrians
Assyrian adjective

Examples of Assyrian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The event, organized by the Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, will be held at the Morton Grove Park District on the 6800 block of Dempster Street, per an event flyer, with an opening ceremony scheduled for 2 p.m. Aug. 19. Chicago Tribune, 11 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Assyrian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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