Hurrian
noun Date: 1911 1. a member of an ancient non-Semitic people of northern Mesopotamia, Syria, and eastern Asia Minor about 1500 B.C. 2. the language of the Hurrian people

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  • Hurrian — /hoor ee euhn/, n. 1. a member of an ancient people, sometimes identified with the Horites, who lived in the Middle East during the 2nd and 3rd millenniums B.C. and who established the Mitanni kingdom about 1400 B.C. 2. the extinct language of… …   Universalium

  • hurrian — ˈhu̇rēən noun ( s) Usage: usually capitalized 1. a. : an ancient non Semitic people prominent in northern Mesopotamia, Syria, and eastern Asia Minor about 1500 B.C. and regarded by some scholars as identical with the Horites b. : a member of such …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hurrian — 1. noun /ˈhʌrɪən/ a) an ancient people who lived in northern Mesopotamia; they created a powerful kingdom called Mitanni in the 16 13th century BC b) the language of Hurrians; it is non Indo European and non Semitic; the only known relative is… …   Wiktionary

  • Hurrian — ISO 639 3 Code : xhu ISO 639 2/B Code : ISO 639 2/T Code : ISO 639 1 Code : Scope : Individual Language Type : Ancient …   Names of Languages ISO 639-3

  • Hurrian — [ hʌrɪən] noun 1》 a member of an ancient people who settled in Syria and northern Mesopotamia during the 3rd–2nd millennia BC. 2》 the language of the Hurrians, written in cuneiform. adjective relating to the Hurrians or their language. Origin… …   English new terms dictionary

  • hurrian — hur·ri·an …   English syllables

  • Hurrian (disambiguation) — Hurrian may refer to:*The Hurrians, an ancient people of the Near East *The Hurrian language, an extinct language spoken by those people *A fictional god in the Arcanis role playing game …   Wikipedia

  • Hurrian language — Hurrian Spoken in Mitanni Region Mesopotamia Extinct …   Wikipedia

  • Hurrian language —       extinct language spoken from the last centuries of the 3rd millennium BCE until at least the latter years of the Hittite empire (c. 1400–c. 1190 BCE); it is neither an Indo European language (Indo European languages) nor a Semitic language… …   Universalium

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