Hittite language

Hittite language

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  • Hittite language —       most important of the extinct Indo European languages of ancient Anatolia. Hittite was closely related to Carian (Carian language), Luwian (Luwian language), Lydian (Lydian language), Lycian (Lycian language), and Palaic (Palaic language)… …   Universalium

  • Hittite cuneiform — refers to the implementation of cuneiform script used in writing the Hittite language. The surviving corpus of Hittite texts is preserved in cuneiform on clay tablets dates to the 2nd millennium BC (roughly spanning the 17th to 12th centuries).… …   Wikipedia

  • Hittite — may refer to:*the Hittites, an ancient Anatolian people. *the Neo Hittite states, Iron Age successors to the Hittite people located in modern Turkey and Syria. *the Hittite language, an ancient Indo European language. *Biblical Hittites, also… …   Wikipedia

  • Hittite (langue) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Hittite. Hittite Période IIe millénaire av. J.‑C. Parlée en Anatolie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Hittite texts — The corpus of texts written in the Hittite language is indexed by the Catalogue des Textes Hittites (CTH, since 1971, edited by Emmanuel Laroche). Studies of selected texts are published in the StBoT series.The CTH numbering is arranged as… …   Wikipedia

  • Hittite — 1. noun a) A person of the Hittite Kingdom, a Bronze Age kingdom of Anatolia. b) An ancient Indo European language of the Anatolian branch, attested from the 16th century BC until the 13th century BC. 2. adjective a) Of or relating …   Wiktionary

  • Hittite — [hit′īt΄] n. [Heb Ḥittī (< Hittite ḥatti) + ITE1] 1. any of an ancient people of Asia Minor and Syria (fl. 1700 700 B.C. ) 2. the language of the Hittites, now extinct and considered by most authorities to be associated with Indo European: it… …   English World dictionary

  • Hittite — /hit uyt/, n. 1. a member of an ancient people who established a powerful empire in Asia Minor and Syria, dominant from about 1900 to 1200 B.C. 2. an extinct language of the Anatolian branch of Indo European, preserved in cuneiform inscriptions… …   Universalium

  • Hittite — Hit•tite [[t]ˈhɪt aɪt[/t]] n. 1) peo a member of a people of central Anatolia who were a significant power in Anatolia and Syria from c1900 to c1200 b.c. 2) peo their extinct Indo European language, written in a cuneiform syllabary 3) anh peo of… …   From formal English to slang

  • hittite hieroglyph — noun Usage: usually capitalized 1st H 1. hittite hieroglyphs plural : a system of writing known from inscriptions from Asia Minor and especially northern Syria dating from about 1500 B.C. to about 600 B.C. and composed of pictorial symbols partly …   Useful english dictionary