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

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Assyrian adjective

First Known Use of Assyrian

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Assyrian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Assyrian. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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