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HITTITE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Hittite mean? 

HITTITE (noun)
  The noun HITTITE has 2 senses:

1. a member of an ancient people who inhabited Anatolia and northern Syria about 2000 to 1200 BC
2. the language of the Hittites and the principal language of the Anatolian group of languages; deciphered from cuneiform inscriptions

  Familiarity information: HITTITE used as a noun is rare.


HITTITE (adjective)
  The adjective HITTITE has 1 sense:

1. of or relating to the Hittite people or their language or culture

  Familiarity information: HITTITE used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HITTITE (noun)


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Meaning:

A member of an ancient people who inhabited Anatolia and northern Syria about 2000 to 1200 BC

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("Hittite" is a kind of...):

denizen; dweller; habitant; indweller; inhabitant (a person who inhabits a particular place)


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Meaning:

The language of the Hittites and the principal language of the Anatolian group of languages; deciphered from cuneiform inscriptions

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("Hittite" is a kind of...):

Anatolian; Anatolian language (an extinct branch of the Indo-European family of languages known from inscriptions and important in the reconstruction of Proto-Indo European)


HITTITE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Of or relating to the Hittite people or their language or culture

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Pertainym:

Hittite (the language of the Hittites and the principal language of the Anatolian group of languages; deciphered from cuneiform inscriptions)

Hittite (a member of an ancient people who inhabited Anatolia and northern Syria about 2000 to 1200 BC)


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