Hittite

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noun Hit·tite \ˈhi-ˌtīt\

Definition of Hittite

  1. 1 :  a member of a conquering people in Asia Minor and Syria with an empire in the second millennium b.c.

  2. 2 :  the extinct Indo-European language of the Hittites — see indo-european languages table

Hittite

adjective

Origin and Etymology of hittite

Hebrew Ḥittī, from Hittite ḫatti


First Known Use: 1608


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