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MESOPOTAMIA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Mesopotamia mean? 

MESOPOTAMIA (noun)
  The noun MESOPOTAMIA has 1 sense:

1. the land between the Tigris and Euphrates; site of several ancient civilizations; part of what is now known as Iraq

  Familiarity information: MESOPOTAMIA used as a noun is very rare.


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MESOPOTAMIA (noun)


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Meaning:

The land between the Tigris and Euphrates; site of several ancient civilizations; part of what is now known as Iraq

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Instance hypernyms:

geographic area; geographic region; geographical area; geographical region (a demarcated area of the Earth)

Meronyms (parts of "Mesopotamia"):

Chaldaea; Chaldea (an ancient region of Mesopotamia lying between the Euphrates delta and the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Desert; settled in 1000 BC and destroyed by the Persians in 539 BC; reached the height of its power under Nebuchadnezzar II)

Babylon (the chief city of ancient Mesopotamia and capital of the ancient kingdom of Babylonia)

Babylonia; Chaldaea; Chaldea (an ancient kingdom in southern Mesopotamia; Babylonia conquered Israel in the 6th century BC and exiled the Jews to Babylon (where Daniel became a counselor to the king))

Assyria (an ancient kingdom in northern Mesopotamia which is in present-day Iraq)

Domain member region:

Namtar; Namtaru (a demon personifying death; messenger of the underworld goddess Ereshkigal bringing death to mankind)

Nergal ((Akkadian) god ruling with his consort Ereshkigal the world of the dead)

Ningal ((Akkadian) a goddess; wife of the moon god Sin)

Akkadian (an ancient branch of the Semitic languages)

Sin ((Akkadian) god of the moon; counterpart of Sumerian Nanna)

Eresh-kigal; Ereshkigal; Ereshkigel (goddess of death and consort of Nergal)

Ea (the Babylonian god of wisdom; son of Apsu and father of Marduk; counterpart of the Sumerian Enki; as one of the supreme triad including Anu and Bel he was assigned control of the watery element)

Dagan (god of agriculture and earth; counterpart of Phoenician Dagon)

Aruru (mother and earth goddess in Gilgamish epic; identified with Sumerian Ki and Ninkhursag)

Apsu (father of the gods and consort of Tiamat)

Babylon (the chief city of ancient Mesopotamia and capital of the ancient kingdom of Babylonia)

Tiamat ((Akkadian) mother of the gods and consort of Apsu)

Holonyms ("Mesopotamia" is a part of...):

Al-Iraq; Irak; Iraq; Republic of Iraq (a republic in the Middle East in western Asia; the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia was in the area now known as Iraq)


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