noun Date: 15th century 1. a native or inhabitant of ancient Assyria 2. the dialect of Akkadian spoken by the Assyrians • Assyrian adjective

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  • Assyrian — /euh sear ee euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Assyria, its inhabitants, or their language. n. 2. a native or an inhabitant of Assyria. 3. the dialect of Akkadian spoken in Assyria. Cf. Akkadian (def. 1). [1585 95; ASSYRI(A) + AN] * * * …   Universalium

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