Assyrian

noun
As·​syr·​i·​an | \ə-ˈsir-ē-ən \

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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