Hittite

noun
Hit·​tite | \ ˈhi-ˌtīt How to pronounce Hittite (audio) \

Definition of Hittite

1 : a member of a conquering people in Asia Minor and Syria with an empire in the second millennium b.c.
2 : the extinct Indo-European language of the Hittites — see Indo-European Languages Table

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Hittite adjective

First Known Use of Hittite

1608, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Hittite

Hebrew Ḥittī, from Hittite ḫatti

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“Hittite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hittite. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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