- any of an ancient people of Asia Minor and Syria (fl. 1700-700 )
- the language of the Hittites, now extinct and considered by most authorities to be associated with Indo-European: it is recorded in divergent cuneiform and hieroglyphic inscriptions
Origin of HittiteClassical Hebrew (language) ?itt? (; from Hittite ?atti) + -ite
- A member of an ancient people living in Anatolia and northern Syria about 2000–1200 BC.
- The Indo-European language of the Hittites.
Origin of HittiteFrom Hebrew &hlowdot;ittî, from Akkadian &hlowbrev;atti, from Hittite Hatti, land of the Hattians (indigenous inhabitants of Anatolia), of Proto-Hattic (language of the Hattians) origin.
- A person of the Hittite Kingdom, a Bronze Age kingdom of Anatolia.
- Of or relating to the Hittite people.
- Of or relating to the Hittite language.
- Of or relating to the Hittite Kingdom, located in central Anatolia (modern Turkey), that flourished from about 1800 to 1400 BCE.
From Hittite. Coined erroneously in the early 20th century in confusion with the neighboring Hattites (Hattic) whose language was recorded in discovered texts as [script?] (hasili). It is now known that the Hittites called themselves [script?] (nesili, “pertaining to the city of Nesa”), hence the much less used alternative name Nesite or Neshite.