Assyrian

Definitions

  • The Assyrian "Ring with Wings."
    The Assyrian "Ring with Wings."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Assyrian an extinct language of the Assyrians in ancient Mesopotamia
    • n Assyrian the language of modern Iraq
    • n Assyrian an inhabitant of ancient Assyria
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold
Assyrian Archer Assyrian Archer
Assyrian bas-relief Assyrian bas-relief
Assyrian Soldiers Assyrian Soldiers

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Assyrian Of or pertaining to Assyria, or to its inhabitants.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Assyrian Pertaining or relating to Assyria or to its inhabitants.
    • n Assyrian A native or an inhabitant of Assyria, an ancient country of Asia, east of the river Tigris, long at the head of the powerful Assyrian empire, including Babylonia and other neighboring countries.
    • n Assyrian The language of the Assyrians, which has been preserved by and largely recovered from their cuneiform inscriptions. See cuneiform.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Assyrian as-sir′i-an belonging to Assyria
    • n Assyrian an inhabitant of Assyria: the language of Assyria
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. Assyrius,

Usage

In literature:

The Assyrians overran the northern country, captured many important towns and took many captives.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
Ferrules first appear in the Assyrian iron of the 7th century B.C.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
No references to the early Assyrians and the Greeks until the papyruses were replaced.
"Interpreters" by Carl Van Vechten
The Assyrian Genesis is similar in order and arrangement to that in our own Bible, and gives the same general order of the creative work.
"The Origin of the World According to Revelation and Science" by John William Dawson
These will be found in "The Religion of the Babylonians and Assyrians," by Morris Jastrow, Jr. (Ginn & Co.).
"The Complete Club Book for Women" by Caroline French Benton
In the days of the Assyrian king Ramman-nirari III.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various
Assyrian magi tell us that the souls of all men dwell upon it after the death of the body.
"Sulamith: A Romance of Antiquity" by Alexandre Kuprin
For works of reference see BABYLONIAN AND ASSYRIAN RELIGION.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
An Assyrian inscription mentions Ith'amara the Sabaean who paid tribute to Sargon in 715 B.C.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
In ancient times Shilgat was Assur, the first capital of the Assyrian Empire.
"A Kut Prisoner" by H. C. W. Bishop
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In poetry:

Or that young god, the Tyrian, who was more
amorous than the dove
Of Ashtaroth? or did you love the god of the
Assyrian
"The Sphinx" by Oscar Wilde
From Zion went his dreadful word,
And broke the threat'ning spear,
The bow, the arrows, and the sword,
And crushed th' Assyrian war.
"Psalm 76" by Isaac Watts
I saw those beauties sold
To heed the Assyrian's beck,
And for thy chain of gold,
Was iron round thy neck ;
But tho' they might to slavery send,
Thy lofty soul they could not bend.
"Hebrew Melody" by Mary Anne Browne
Full ninescore thousand, of th' Assyrian name
Were by an Angel slaughter'd on the plain,
All in one night — because they dar'd defame
The Lord of Hoses, and take his name in vain.
"Against Swearing" by Rees Prichard
'Tis a glorious thing to visit lands where empire lived of yore,
To tread upon the Assyrian plain, the Greek and Latin shore,
To ponder o'er the mighty tombs of generations gone,
And dream, amid the ruins vast, of Rome and Babylon.
"Historical Recollections" by Anonymous British

In news:

Did the Judahites make or buy chariots like the Assyrians .
Food Chain / Food & Drink An Assyrian -Iraqi Restaurant Roundup.
The majority of Assyrians remaining in Dora immediately gathered whatever they could carry and fled the city.
The State Department's recent offering of 7,000 visas for refugees is not only woefully inadequate but will merely encourage the flight of Assyrians from Iraq.
They assure Catholics who fulfill the conditions to receive Communion consecrated at an Assyrian Eucharist using the Anaphora of Addai and Mari that they are receiving the one true body and blood of Christ.
An Assyrian statue, center, and two Assyrian human-headed winged bulls shown here at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad.
AUSTRALIA (ANS) – Iraq's last official census (1987) counted 1.4 million indigenous Assyrian and Chaldean Christians.
In this early epoch, the ancient Assyrians recorded the basic recipe for glass on clay tablets.
Wilson issavi,the evangelical church of kermanshah, torture An Assyrian pastor the Iranian government accused of "converting Muslims" is being tortured in prison and threatened with execution, sources close to the case said.
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