variants or Subarean
plural -s
: a member of an ancient people inhabiting the region stretching westward from the Zagros mountains of Iran
: a language of uncertain relationship used by the Subaraeans and especially by the Mitannians

Word History


subaraean probably from New Latin Subaraeus Subaraean (from Subartu, ancient region of northern Mesopotamia inhabited by the Subaraeans) + English -an; subarean from Subartu + English -ean

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“Subaraean.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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